Thursday, 18 July 2019

Conservatives landmark motion to ensure Aruns Housing is Green

The Conservative group put a motion to Full 
Council last night which was ground breaking, 
we agreed to an amendment to that motion as
a compromise to get the motion through,

The motion was Initiated councillor Paul
Dendle and Seconded by Shaun Gunner. 

Cllr Paul Dendle the Conservative 
spokesperson on the economy said  "This 
transforms the Councils position on New 
Houses and also gives a means to 
re-engineer  existing housing."

Aruns leader Terry Chapman says "The devil 
will be in the detail, but we will work 
to ensure that the motion  is implemented in 
a value for money fashion, ensuring  the 
residents of Arun get the best value."

The motion says the following:-

This Council supports the principle of 
developing supplementary planning guidance 
to improve the level of sustainability of all 
developments in comparison to the current 

Officers are asked to prepare a report for the 
consideration of the Planning Policy Sub 
Committee on how this might be achieved 
including reference to the following, and the 
likely costs and benefits thereof. 

Guidance on renewable energy (both passive 
& active) for individual homes.

Improved standards for insulation, heat 
recovery and water usage.

Guidance for community renewable energy 

Guidance on designs for waste/recycling 
storage facilities.

Guidance on the planting of woodland which 
can be both a mitigating and resilience action 
in terms of carbon sequestration and reducing 
the rate of surface water run - off and thereby 
reducing the flooding impact of severe rainfall.

Improved and more rigorous standards for the 
prevention of flooding.

The Sub Committee is also asked to make 
recommendations as to whether Arun DC should 
look at declaring a Climate Change Emergency 
and the implications of creating a framework for 
moving towards a Carbon Neutral District and 
whether the Council should consider engaging 
the services of an energy agency to provide 
community retrofit advice and support and 
explore the potential retro-fitting of solar panels 
on all appropriate Council assets.

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