High carbon infrastructure planning

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Climate Emergency UK

Dear Carlisle City Council,

Please treat this as a Freedom of Information/Environmental Information Regulations request.

I would like information about your council’s planning in relation to climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information is most likely to be held by a planning officer or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following questions:

a. Has the Council approved any new*1 or expanded*2 roads or road junctions in its area from 1st January 2019 until 1st January 2023? Please list which ones were accepted.
*1 The intention of this question is to understand overall increases in road capacity, rather than recent housing developments. Please exclude minor roads built exclusively to connect new housing to the pre-existing road network.
*2 An expanded road or road junction is one that has increased capacity for motor vehicle traffic, not counting bus lanes, cycle infrastructure, or pedestrian infrastructure. Please include roads and junctions where new lanes have been added.

b. Has the council approved any new or expanded airport runways, terminals, measures to increase passenger numbers or other planning proposals that expand airport capacity in its area since 1st January 2019 until 1st January 2023? Please list which ones were accepted.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Yours faithfully,

Hannah Jewell, Climate Emergency UK

Carlisle City Council

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High carbon infrastructure planning

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Carlisle City Council

Dear Hannah Jewell,

Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information about High carbon
infrastructure planning which was received on 16/01/2023.

Please see below response to your request. 

I would like information about your council’s planning in relation to
climate action for the Council Climate Action Scorecards. This information
is most likely to be held by a planning officer or similar.

In particular, please supply me with information relating to the following
questions:

a. Has the Council approved any new*1 or expanded*2 roads or road
junctions in its area from 1st January 2019 until 1st January 2023? Please
list which ones were accepted.

*1 The intention of this question is to understand overall increases in
road capacity, rather than recent housing developments. Please exclude
minor roads built exclusively to connect new housing to the pre-existing
road network.

*2 An expanded road or road junction is one that has increased capacity
for motor vehicle traffic, not counting bus lanes, cycle infrastructure,
or pedestrian infrastructure. Please include roads and junctions where new
lanes have been added.

No. The Carlisle Southern Link Road is the only new road identified,
however, we were a consultee and not the Local Planning Authority for this
application so we did not determine or grant permission. Cumbria County
Council were the relevant planning authority for this application. Freedom
of Information requests can be submitted to Cumbria County Council by
using the below online request form or by emailing
[email address].

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b. Has the council approved any new or expanded airport runways,
terminals, measures to increase passenger numbers or other planning
proposals that expand airport capacity in its area since 1st January 2019
until 1st January 2023? Please list which ones were accepted. No

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Carlisle

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