Embodied carbon in road building

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Dear Shropshire Council,

Please let me have a copy of carbon emission data associated with the whole life cycle of materials, energy use and construction of the following roads:
1. Shrewsbury North Western Relief Road

This is sometimes referred to as “embodied carbon”.
For the avoidance of doubt this is not a request for carbon emissions data directly related to the use of the road by all kinds of vehicles over the 60 year assessment period.

Please let me know if these assessments of carbon were carried out following guidance contained in PAS2080 Carbon Management in Infrastructure and which organisation or consultancy /consultancies carried out the assessment.
https://www.carbontrust.com/what-we-do/a...

Thank you for your help

Yours faithfully,

Kris Welch

FOI, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Welch

 

Thank you for your request for information received on 17/12/2020.  We are
currently processing your request in accordance with the relevant
legislation.

Your request is for a copy of carbon emission data associated with the
whole life cycle of materials, energy use and construction of the
Shrewsbury North Western Relief Road.

* This is a summary only and full details have been sent to the team
providing the response.
* If you feel the information is inaccurate or requires amendment,
please notify us as soon as possible using the contact details
provided below. 

 
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Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Team

Shropshire Council

Shirehall

Abbey Foregate

SHREWSBURY

SY2 6ND

 

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Information.Request, Shropshire Council

Dear Ms Welch

A Carbon Assessment Report pertaining to the NWRR is currently in preparation by our term consultants WSP, and therefore cannot yet be shared at this time. This is not a current base requirement of DfT OBC preparation, but something that Shropshire Council is undertaking itself as part of the future NWRR planning application, in order to ensure alignment with its own Carbon targets. All current best practice and required methodologies will be incorporated within the reports approach.

The full report will be submitted and put in the public domain in due course with the Full NWRR Planning Application, due Spring 2021.

Information Governance Team
Shropshire Council
Shirehall
Abbey Foregate
SHREWSBURY
SY2 6ND

Telephone: 01743 252179
Email: [Shropshire Council request email]

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