Views sought on making district greener

Chiltern District Council's offices in Amersham

Chiltern District Council's offices in Amersham

First published in News Bucks Free Press: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter

COUNCIL bosses are looking for residents' views on how to make homes in the district more environmentally friendly.

Chiltern District Council launched the consultation of residents this week, asking for their views on what they would like to see to make new and existing properties greener.

Results from the survey will then be fed into the authority's housing plan for the future, known as its Core Strategy.

The consultation will be part of the Sustainable Construction and Renewable Energy Supplementary Planning Document - with councillors urging residents not to be put off by the plan's tongue-twisting name.

It looks at a range of measures which need to be considered in building new houses and schemes to improve already existing homes.

These include solar design, reducing water use and incidents of pollution, air quality, reducing noise and waste, looking at preserving and enhancing biodiversity as well as using renewable and low carbon energy technologies.

Cllr Graham Harris, cabinet member for sustainable development, said: "I urge people and businesses to respond to this consultation. Many of the natural resources on which we currently rely are finite and we must find ways of building homes, as well as updating existing properties, to make them sustainable and energy efficient."

Full details can be found by going to www.chiltern.gov.uk/sustspd or the customer service reception at the council's offices in King George V Road, Amersham, during normal working hours.

The plans will also be available to view at the libraries in Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Giles, Chalfont St Peter, Chesham, Great Missenden, Hazlemere and Little Chalfont.

Responses to the consultation need to be submitted to the council by 5pm on Monday, September 8. For more information contact the Planning Policy Team on 01494 732268 or planningpolicy@chiltern.gov.uk.

Comments (0)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree