Climate change adaptation strategy

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Dear Durham County Council,

1) Do you have a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and/or Policy (or similar)? If so please attach.

2) Has this document been adopted by Council or Cabinet (or similar), if so, when?

3) Has a Councillor been assigned to champion this Strategy/Policy (or similar), if so, who?

4) Is the strategy/policy (or similar) supported by an action/programme/project plan? If so, please attach.

5) Is this plan delivering on time and to budget?

6) What are those timescales and budget?

7) Are progress reports provided to Cabinet/Council (or similar), if so, please attach.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Cole

Freedom of Information, Durham County Council

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Freedom of Information, Durham County Council

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Please find attached/below our response to your request for information,
received 14-FEB-14.

 

Regards,

 

The Information Management Team

Durham County Council

 

 

 

Reference Number: EIR20141349TC 20-Feb-14

 
Date Received: 14-Feb-14
You Requested: Requestor: Tom Cole

 
 

   

1)         Do you have a Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and/or Policy
(or similar)?  If so please attach.

 

 

2)         Has this document been adopted by Council or Cabinet (or
similar), if so, when? 

 

3)         Has a Councillor been assigned to champion this Strategy/Policy
(or similar), if so, who? 

 

4)         Is the strategy/policy (or similar) supported by an
action/programme/project plan? If so, please attach.

 

5)         Is this plan delivering on time and to budget? 

 

 

6)         What are those timescales and budget?

 

7)         Are progress reports provided to Cabinet/Council (or similar),
if so, please attach.

 
Our Response:

 

1. We do not have a stand-alone climate change adaptation strategy but our
Climate Change Strategy (attached) includes adaptation as a key strand
within it.  We have also carried Climate Change risk assessments for all
service areas and have a Climate Change Adaptation Policy within the
emerging draft (pre-submission)Local Plan. It can be viewed at

[1]http://durhamcc-consult.limehouse.co.uk/...

Policy 1h under the ‘The Vision for County Durham’ tab.

 

2. The  Climate Change Strategy was presented to the Council Cabinet in
December 2013. It will be consulted on from this month and the final
version will go back to Cabinet in the summer.

 

3. The Council's Cabinet Portfolio Holder with responsibility for this
area is Cllr Brian Stephens.

 

4. The Climate Change Strategy is  accompanied by a Delivery Plan, also
attached as a pdf document.

 

5.  The Delivery Plan is undergoing public consultation with a view to a
finalised version being adopted in summer 2014.

 

6. To be determined

 

7. These will be presented once the Delivery Plan is adopted. It is
proposed to report annually.

 

 
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