ESBC Climate Change and Sustainable Development Consultation

Climate Change Draft SPD consultation May 2022 – have your say



East Staffordshire Borough Council’s Climate Change Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is now open for comments from residents, businesses, organisations and others.

The Climate Change SPD seeks to help the planning system achieve development which has a lower impact on the climate and to encourage developers to help mitigate the impacts of climate change.

The SPD can’t introduce new policy, but it can help to define how existing policies in the Local Plan will be interpreted in the light of East Staffordshire declaring both a climate change and nature recovery emergency over the past year.

The guidance includes practical suggestions to help developers:


  • Reduce carbon dioxide emissions by ensuring new development proposals incorporate sustainability measures
  • Reduce energy demand in buildings by encouraging developers to look for wider energy efficient improvements, which should also cut heating costs
  • Incorporate renewable energy technology into new developments, and when altering existing buildings wherever possible


The consultation on the SPD will run for six weeks from 9am Wednesday 4th May to 5pm Friday 17thJune 2022

Please make any comments to:

The Climate Change SPD can be viewed at:

A copy of the SPD can be viewed by appointment at East Staffordshire Borough Council, The Town Hall, King Edward Place, Burton upon Trent, DE14 2EB between the hours of 9am – 3pm. Appointments must be made before visiting by emailing or by phone on 01283 508 000

A copy of the SPD has also been made available to the library at Burton upon Trent and Uttoxeter for public viewing.