Dear Greater Manchester Combined Authority,

Please would you provide the following information.
1) Assessments and/or calculations of the projected carbon emission impacts of the Places for Everyone 2021 plan. This should cover,
a) Gains and losses of carbon sequestration due to proposed land use changes in the plan.
b) Embodied carbon estimates due to the proposed building programme in the plan.
c) Carbon impact of projected aggregate GVA growth that the plan assumes.
d) Carbon emission estimates from changes to journeys made by GM's population and to transport infrastructure.
e) Carbon emissions estimated due to the proposed near doubling of flights from Manchester Airport.
2) Estimates made of the carbon emissions consequences (as defined in a, b and d above) for each of the 38 Green Belt Allocations identified in Places for Everyone.
3) In the event of the above information not existing, please supply details (including minutes, correspondence, reports) of the process by which it was decided not to make these assessments and how these relate to both the GM and UK government Climate Budgets.

Thank you for your attention to this request.
Yours faithfully,

Mark H Burton

Greater Manchester Combined Authority

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Dear Mr Burton
 
Freedom of Information Act 2000
 
Your request for information was received by us on 17 August 2021,
regarding :
1) Assessments and/or calculations of the projected carbon emission
impacts of the Places for Everyone 2021 plan. This should cover,
a) Gains and losses of carbon sequestration due to proposed land use
changes in the plan.
b) Embodied carbon estimates due to the proposed building programme in the
plan.
c) Carbon impact of projected aggregate GVA growth that the plan assumes.
d) Carbon emission estimates from changes to journeys made by GM's
population and to transport infrastructure.
e) Carbon emissions estimated due to the proposed near doubling of flights
from Manchester Airport.
2) Estimates made of the carbon emissions consequences (as defined in a, b
and d above) for each of the 38 Green Belt Allocations identified in
Places for Everyone.
3) In the event of the above information not existing, please supply
details (including minutes, correspondence, reports) of the process by
which it was decided not to make these assessments and how these relate to
both the GM and UK government Climate Budgets.
We are processing it in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
2000. 
 
We aim to respond as soon as possible and no later than 20 working days
(15 September 2021) following the date of receipt. If the timescale needs
to be extended you will be notified of this.
 
The Freedom of Information Act 2000 may restrict the release of some or
all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an assessment
and if any exemptions apply to some or all of the information then we
might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if this is
the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal review and
to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
If you have any queries or concerns then please do not hesitate to contact
us, quoting your reference number.
 
Yours sincerely,
Information Governance Team
[email address]
 
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Dear Mr Burton
 
Thank you for your request for information received on 17 August 2021.
 
Please find attached our response to your request.
 
Yours sincerely,
William Monaghan
Information Governance Officer
[email address]
 
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