Climate Change award for NPF4
POSTED ON July 5, 2023 BY James Garry
NPF4 was recognised for its aims to drive the country towards net zero
National Planning Framework 4 won the Planning to Address Climate Change award, presented at the Planning Awards 2023 ceremony in London in June.
NPF4 was recognised for its aims to drive the country towards net zero, giving significant weight to the global climate and nature crises in all planning decisions, and for supporting renewable energy technologies, greener places, local living, and regeneration of town centres, while seeking to restrict activities linked to climate change, such as fossil fuel extraction and development in flood-risk areas.
The judges said the framework “really enhances the role of placemaking in responding to climate change and sends a clear message about responding to climate being a key planning consideration”.