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Theme
Cross Cutting Theme
Action NumberActionSection of the planPrioritisation scoreWho does this action involve?Where should this action take place?Financial statusPotential funding stream where identified
Cross Cutting ThemesFinance, economy & resource accessC1Foster innovation in technologies, institutions, business models, policy design and behaviour to achieve net-zero.6.4.2
AllWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Cross Cutting ThemesBehaviour transformation and community engagement; Spatial PlanningC2Support community groups and cultural creatives to develop local net-zero visions, to imagine a decarbonised Devon collectively and in detail.6.5.2
County Council, Community Organisations, Education Establishements, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedDevelop a funding bid with David Sergeant at the University of Plymouth
Cross Cutting ThemesBehaviour transformation and community engagementC3Seek funding to research the effectiveness of the Devon Citizen’s Assembly on Climate Change to inform whether this approach could be applied to citizen participation in other decisions locally.6.6.2
All CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Cross Cutting Themes
C4Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans to demonstrate how they will shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions so facilitating achievement of net-zero Devon, as a primary planning objective. This must include the requirement for new development to provide tangible plans for its contribution to Devon’s net-zero future.6.7.2
Individuals and Town and Parish CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Cross Cutting ThemesSpatial PlanningC5Work with government on greater guidance on how to shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions.6.7.2
All Councils and National Park AuthoritiesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Cross Cutting ThemesSpatial PlanningC6Involve communities in an update to the landscape strategies and guidelines within Devon’s Landscape Character Assessment to plan positively for change arising from the Net-Zero challenge.6.8.2
All Councils and National Park Authorities, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagementR1Deliver ongoing, targeted communication and engagement to: empower all social groups in Devon to act on the impacts of how things are made and distributed, promote more sustainable consumption habits, the prevention of waste (particularly food) and shift to a culture of reduction, reuse and recycling.7.4.2
National Park Authorities, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations and Education EstablishmentsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identifiedCollaborate with Recyle Devon
Economy and resourcesKnowledge sharing, skills and learningR2Support communities to establish and promote repair cafes, share sheds and composting schemes, for example by providing funding or premises.7.4.2
County Council, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Community Organisations,City and Town, SuburbsNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy & resource accessR3Review the provision of resale and reuse facilities at all household waste recycling centres and implement improvements where needed.7.4.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resource accessR4Encourage the consumption of low carbon experiences, such as the arts, nature, education and social care, rather than material consumption.7.4.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, Local Nature Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, NHS and Public HealthWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resource accessR5Support immature industries with the potential to contribute to delivering a net-zero Devon.7.4.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, Local Nature Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagementR6Reduce fossil-based materials, for example plastics and textiles, going to Energy Recovery Facilities.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District & Borough Councils, Businesses, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesProcurement and commissioningR7Consider the net carbon impact in decisions regarding the reprocessing of local authority collected waste, which may lead to collaborating with neighbouring counties to achieve viable scale.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District & Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagementR8Achieve a 65% municipal waste recycling rate by 2035. To do so, local authorities and commercial waste carriers to separately collect a wider variety of materials for recycling (including food waste) and household waste collection systems to be harmonised across Devon as far as viable.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District & Borough Councils, Businesses, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesProcurement and commissioningR9Business Improvement Districts or Chambers of Commerce to consider jointly procuring commercial waste management contracts to achieve economies of scale in each locality and increase recycling.7.5.2
Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations and BusinessesCity and TownNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R10Waste collection authorities that do not currently offer a commercial waste service to consider implementing services, including collaborating with neighbouring authorities.7.5.2
District & Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resources
R11Work with government to incentivise the recycling of materials based on their carbon intensity as well as weight.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils and BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resources
R12Work with government to support and incentivise businesses to comply with the new Environment Bill requirements on commercial and industrial waste separation to divert it from landfill.7.5.2
District and Borough Councils, Local Enterprise Partnership, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R13Continue to work with government on the specific nature of upcoming reforms of the Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) system for packaging and a possible Deposit Return Scheme for drinks containers to ensure cohesive measures that support Devon’s net zero ambitions. Work with government on the extension of the scope of EPR to other waste streams.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resources
R14Work with government to achieve circular economy enhancements e.g. material and building passports and further market support for reclaimed/recycled materials.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R15Local authorities to remain engaged with government funding opportunities to pilot carbon capture and storage technology on industrial facilities in Devon, such as the ERF plants.7.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesCity and TownNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R16Work with government to develop a much better understanding of commercial waste generation and treatment in the county to enable monitoring and regulation with the aim of reducing waste volumes and increasing recycling.7.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagement R17Encourage Devon’s food supply chain businesses to implement the Courtauld Agreement using the toolkit provided by WRAP7.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resourcesDevon Authorities Recycling Partnership
Economy and resources
R18Seize opportunities for wastes within the food supply chain to be used as a resource by other sectors of the supply chain7.7.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, Community Organisations and BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedPotenital to develop projects thorugh exisiting research partnerships with Universities
Economy and resources
R19South West Water to enhance the capture of process emissions from waste water treatment facilities.7.7.2
Businesses – South West WaterWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R20Establish a partnership to look at the feasibility in Devon of using biomethane for electricity generation, gas grid injection and vehicle fuel.7.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, National Park Authorities, Education Establishments, Businesses, FarmersRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identifiedPotential continuation of the existing AgroRes project
Economy and resources
R21 Assess performance of methane capture at commercially operational landfill sites and enhance where feasible, targeting efforts at worst performing sites.7.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resources
R22Work with government to provide a financial incentive to ensure the continued and improved capture of methane from landfill sites.7.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resourcesProcurement and commissioningR23“Anchor institutions” to embed social and environmental value further into tendering processes to effect meaningful change and sustainable procurement7.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, National Park Authorities, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, NHS and Public Health, Businesses, Education EstablishmentsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resourcesProcurement and commissioningR24Raise awareness with "anchor institutions" of the opportunity and benefits from specifying reclaimed and recycled materials so that markets for these products are developed further.7.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, National Park Authorities, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, NHS and Public Health, Education Establishments, Businesses, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesProcurement and commissioningR25"Anchor institutions" to coordinate packages of start-up funding to community owned companies that can provide goods and services back to those institutions to stimulate local economies.7.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, National Park Authorities, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, NHS and Public Health, Businesses, Education EstablishmentsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resource accessR26Support immature industries with the potential to contribute to delivering a net-zero Devon by offering packages of finance, training and expertise on legal matters, marketing and procurement, as well as assisting with premises and land as appropriate.7.9.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Local Enterprise Partnership, Local Nature Partnership, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resource; behaviour transformation and community engagementR27Provide a support service to businesses and organisations to help them decarbonise their operations and culture.7.9.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagementR28Provide a support service to communities to collectively support each other through a low-carbon transformation. e.g. Transition Streets7.9.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesKnowledge sharing, skills and learning; Finance, economy and resourceR29Develop training and reskilling opportunities with higher education providers and the Local Enterprise Partnership to enable workers in carbon-intensive sectors to redeploy into emerging sectors to ensure the low carbon skills base is available.7.10.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, Education Establishments, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and BoroughWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesBehaviour transformation and community engagementR30Provide support for individuals and communities experiencing lifestyle changes due to a transition to net-zero7.10.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resourceR31Provide the South West Mutual with start-up funding.7.11.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified South Hams, West Devon and East Devon Councils have already done so. However more will be required.
Economy and resourcesFinance, economy and resourceR32Consider the use of mechanisms to allow the community to invest in municipal infrastructure and share good practice about successful use of crowd-sourcing funds for civil society groups.7.11.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, Businesses and Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Energy Supply
E1Develop an energy strategy for Devon to deploy renewable energy generation.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, Businesses, Environmental Organisations, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedPotenital funding by Devon County Council for the Devon Climate Emergency
Energy Supply
E1.1Update assessments of the accessible renewable energy resource available in Devon8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, Businesses, Environmental Organisations, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedPotenital funding by Devon County Council for the Devon Climate Emergency
Energy Supply
E1.2Identify opportunities for large-scale renewable energy and storage deployment on land owned or managed by Devon Climate Emergency partners, and wider business community.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, Businesses and Community Organisations, NHS and Public Health, Education EstablishmentsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Energy Supply
E1.3Consider the role of nationally significant energy infrastructure, potentially developed outside of Devon, flexibility markets and storage technologies, and how this could change the total capacity required to be generated within Devon.8.4.2
County CouncilWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedPotenital funding by Devon County Council for the Devon Climate Emergency
Energy Supply
E1.4Consider the potential role and feasibility of a hydrogen industrial cluster based around port and fuel storage facilities.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and BusinessesCity and TownNew local resource required – identified but not securedPotenital funding by Devon County Council for the Devon Climate Emergency
Energy SupplyFinance, economy & resoruce accessE1.5Support community-owned renewable energy schemes, for example, by offering Power Purchase Agreements and/or leases for land.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Community Organisations, Education Establishments, BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Energy SupplySpatial Planning; Knowledge sharing, skills and learningE1.6Appraise the potential for low carbon heat networks in new development to make best use of existing heat producers e.g. the Energy from Waste facility in Exeter, and as a retrofit opportunity in off-gas areas.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
Energy SupplyBehaviour transformation and community engagementE2As part of Devon-wide behaviour and culture change initiatives, provide advice on choosing genuine renewable energy tariffs.8.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Energy Supply
E3Proactively seize opportunities to test approaches to making the energy system smarter and more flexible.8.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, Businesses, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Energy SupplyFinance, economy & resource accessE4Through the Team Devon COVID-19 Economy and Business Recovery Prospectus, Devon Climate Emergency Partners to request funding for grid upgrades as part of Covid-19 recovery funding from government.8.6.2
Team Devon and Devon Climate Emergency PartnersWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Energy SupplyFinance, economy & resource accessE5Devon Climate Emergency partners to work with national government to provide greater incentives for the use of renewable heat and waste heat from industrial and commercial facilities, including Energy Recovery Facilities.8.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Energy SupplyFinance, economy & resource accessE6Devon Climate Emergency partners to work with national government to request the reintroduction of support mechanisms for small-scale renewable electricity generation.8.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Energy SupplyFinance, economy & resource access; Knowledge sharing, skills and learningE7Remain engaged with government funding opportunities to pilot carbon capture and storage technology on industrial facilities in Devon, such as the Energy from Waste plants.8.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
The Built EnvironmentKnowledge sharing, skills and learningB1Expand whole house retrofit trials in Devon, such as Energiesprong, by working with social landlords to aggregate their housing stock and collectively procure retrofit, targeting houses most in need first.9.4.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identifiedInitial grant funding will speed up development of the market, Finance from long term savings on existing social landlord maintenance budgets and resident energy bill savings
The Built EnvironmentFinance, economy & resource access; Behaviour transformation and community engagementB2Offer bulk-purchasing opportunities for domestic solar PV and battery storage across Devon.9.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resourcesThe South West Energy Programme and County Council in partnershp with iChoosr
The Built EnvironmentFinance, economy & resource accessB3Explore opportunities to use the carbon offset market to fund the retrofit of domestic and commercial buildings9.4.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
The Built EnvironmentFinance, economy & resource accessB4Work with government to achieve VAT breaks on retrofit activity and products.9.4.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentSpatial PlanningB5Sell the co-benefits of living in warm, net-zero ready homes through awareness-raising campaigns and open-home events.9.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations and NHS and Public Health, Businesses, IndividualsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
The Built EnvironmentBehaviour transformation and community engagementB6Establish a Devon-wide energy advice service that links home-owners, landlords and tenants with independent energy assessors, skilled installers and market offers.9.5.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identifiedAdvice service set up funded by grant .As service evolves, paid for through levy on cost of delivering works.
The Built EnvironmentKnowledge sharing, skills and learningB7Keep abreast of innovative solutions emerging from the "Boosting Access for SMEs to Energy Efficiency" competition by UK government and pilot promising approaches in Devon.9.5.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Council, Community Organisations, Businesses,Will occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentKnowledge sharing, skills and learningB8Work in partnership with large energy users in the non-domestic sectors, including health and education, to share best practice in energy reduction.9.5.2
Education Establishments, NHS and Public Health, Businesses, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park AuthoritiesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentFinance, economy & resource accessB9Work with government to review The Domestic Minimum Energy Efficiency Standard Regulations to make it more effective and practical for local authorities to enforce non-compliance.9.6.2
Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentSpatial PlanningB10Produce a regularly-updated Devon-wide evidence base on the costs of developing net-zero carbon homes, incorporating examples already existing in the county, for use in Local Plan viability appraisals.9.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils and National Park AuthoritiesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
The Built EnvironmentFinance, economy & resource access; Knowledge sharing, skills and learningB11South West to promote its status to government as the leading region on low-carbon buildings, including embodied carbon, founded on the low-carbon buildings already here and "anchor institutions" commitments to zero-carbon, nature-friendly new build and retrofit.9.8.2,Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Education Establishments, NHS and Public Health, BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentKnowledge sharing, skills and learningB12Demonstrate the viability of building net-zero carbon homes by reviewing the opportunity for local authorities to partner with a developer to test the building of net-zero houses off-site, at scale in Devon to reduce costs.9.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Community OrganisatinsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built EnvironmentSpatial PlanningB13Planning authorities to ensure green space and tree planting, and the necessary funds to maintain them, is included within new development to aid building energy efficiency.9.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, National Park AuthoritiesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built Environment
B14Should the future homes standard consultation decide that net-zero homes will not be mandated until 2025, the Devon Climate Emergency Partners will express opposition to this and request it to be brought forward.9.8.2
All PartnersWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built Environment
B15Encourage all organisations to rationalise external lighting provision in consultation with parish and town councils where appropriate, and switch to LED technology.9.9.2
Education Establishments, NHS and Public Health, Businesses, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, National Park Authorities, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
The Built Environment
B16DCERG to write to Highways England, encouraging the rationalisation of streetlight provision where safe and not inhibiting of active travel.9.9.2
All partnersWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportKnowledge sharing, skills and learning; Behaviour transformation and community engagementT1Provide up-to-date digital information and advice on reducing the need to travel and the most sustainable travel choice10.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations and BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportSpatial PlanningT2Promote development which will assist in relocalisation in all settings (rural through to urban), including mixed use development, development meeting local needs and creating opportunities to live, work and use services locally.10.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportFinance, economy & resource accessT3Continue to make use of funding opportunities to provide employment and community assets across Devon, particularly where the market is unlikely to provide this, in order to minimise the need to travel for access to services.10.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T4Ensure that the carbon implications are considered when making efficiency savings to community services10.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, NHS and Public HealthWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T5Review opportunities to reduce vehicle capacity, particularly where it can support other objectives (i.e. urban centre regeneration, street cafes, active travel routes.)10.4.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
Transport
T6Develop local cycling and walking infrastructure plans (LCWIPs) with communities for each city, town and their surrounding areas.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedGovernment active travel funding, related to Covid
Transport
T7Improve strategic cycle routes within and between settlements.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T8Greater provision of cycle training, including bike maintenance and repair10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, Community Organisations, Education Establishments, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T9Where possible, design pavements and junctions to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists over vehicular traffic.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportBehaviour transformation and community engagementT10Enable schemes that would allow residents to trial different types of cycles.10.6.2
Businesses, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T11Introduce reduced speed limits for safer shared public space.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T12Provide support for bike rental schemes10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
TransportSpatial PlanningT13Local Plans to ensure new developments are designed with filtered permeability to promote sustainable travel10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsCity and Town, SuburbsWithin existing resources
Transport
T14Implement car free days in Devon’s urban areas10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
Transport
T15Help develop innovative transport solutions in rural areas10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T16Promote car sharing technology and platforms to make it easier to link drivers and passengers10.6.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations and BusinessesWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T17Introduce Ultra-Low-Emission-Vehicle taxis by placing requirements on the licensing process.10.6.2
Unitary Councils and District and Borough CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
TransportFinance, economy & resource access; Procurement and commissioningT18Explore long term sustainable options for community and voluntary sector transport.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, Town and Parish Councils and Community OrganisationsRuralWithin existing resources
Transport
T19Extend the prevalence of true bus priority on the highway10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
Transport
T20Enhancement of bus priority measures, including bus lanes and bus-only streets, to make bus travel relatively more attractive than driving10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsCity and TownWithin existing resources
TransportFinance, economy & resource access; Procurement and commissioningT21Protect and seek to enhance funding for financially-supported local bus routes, to ensure people can continue to access services, employment and events without requiring access to a car.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T22Promote Total Transport, integrating various transport services (school transport, public bus services, patient transport etc.) to enable more efficient use of vehicles and reduce dead mileage.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and District and Borough Councils, NHS and Public HealthWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportFinance, economy & resource access; Procurement and commissioningT23Request that national government removes VAT from bicycles and e-bikes.10.6.2
All partnersWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T24Through the Peninsula Sub-National Body work with government to pilot and implement a low carbon fuel solution for rail travel in the South West.10.6.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T25Through the Peninsula Sub-National Transport Body, work with government to improve strategic and branch line rail infrastructure and services, including reviewing the reopening of lines and increasing access to rail and integration with other modes of transport. Work with government for required funding.10.6.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T26DCE to write to government, giving their support to increase the fixed penalties for idling under The Road Traffic (Vehicle Emissions) (Fixed Penalty) (England) Regulations 2002, from £20 to £50. Implement an awareness raising campaign for the public.10.6.2
Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils and NHS and Public HealthWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportFinance, economy & resource access; Procurement and commissioningT27Work with government to greater reflect and prioritise the cost of carbon in highway funding decisions.10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T28Take advantage of opportunities arising from the upcoming National Bus Strategy to deliver long-term, sustained improvements in bus services10.6.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedRelated to the upcoming National Bus Strategy
Transport
T29Greater provision of cycle parking across Devon and at key interchange locations10.7.2
District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Education Establishments, NHS and Public Health, Businesses, Community OrganisationsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
TransportSpatial PlanningT30Ensure provision of mobility hubs in new developments of appropriate size, where modal change can occur easily.10.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and District and Borough CouncilsCity and Town, SuburbsWithin existing resources
Transport
T31Ensure public transport enables easy transition to active travel for the first and last mile.10.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T32Introduce integrated ticketing10.7.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T33Create nodal car parks at strategic points to encourage onward car sharing10.7.2
County Council, Unitary CouncilsCity and Town, SuburbsNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T34 Develop an electric vehicle strategy to increase electric vehicle charging provision across Devon, including in key public spaces and workplaces, on street charging and plans to address the tourism sector.10.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, Local Enterprise Partnership, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identifiedUse aggregated purchasing power to reduce costs of vehicles and charging infrastructure •Existing fleet management budgets.
•Fuel bill and maintenance savings
•Government grant and incentives as available.
TransportSpatial PlanningT35 Local Plans to ensure provision of Electric Vehicle charging points where parking spaces are provided in new developments10.8.2
Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T36Electric charging and shared mobility on DCE member owned assets10.8.2
All partnersWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified•Use aggregated purchasing power to reduce costs of vehicles and charging infrastructure •Existing fleet management budgets.
•Fuel bill and maintenance savings
•Government grant and incentives as available.
Transport
T37DCE partner organisations and larger businesses in the county to transition their fleets to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles, including shared cycles and ecargo bikes.10.8.2
All partners, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified•Use aggregated purchasing power to reduce costs of vehicles and charging infrastructure •Existing fleet management budgets.
•Fuel bill and maintenance savings
•Government grant and incentives as available.
Transport
T38Support operators to decarbonise bus fleet, e.g. through supporting applications for central government funding10.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not secured•Existing fleet management budgets.
•Government grant and incentives as available.
TransportFinance, economy & resource accessT39Seek opportunities for funding for moving public transport fleets across to zero or low carbon10.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, BusinessesCity and TownNew local resource required – yet to be identified•Existing fleet management budgets.
•Fuel bill and maintenance savings
•Government grant and incentives as available.
•Aggregated demand and procurement to deliver savings and economies of scale.
Transport
T40Work with government to ensure financial incentives are set at the required level to encourage the purchase of ultra-low emissions vehicles10.8.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council,Will occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T41 Work with government to ensure electricity supplies in new buildings provide capacity for electric vehicle charging, including shared charging facilities in high-density development.10.8.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportKnowledge sharing, skills and learningT42Seize opportunities to trial low carbon propulsion for aviation.10.9.2
Local Enterprise Partnership and County CouncilCity and Town, SuburbsNew local resource required – yet to be identified
TransportSpatial PlanningC4Local Plans and Neighbourhood Plans to demonstrate how they will shape places in ways that contribute to radical reductions in greenhouse gas emissions to facilitate the achievement of Net-Zero in Devon, as a primary planning objective. This must include the requirement for new development to provide credible plans for it to contribute to Devon’s net-zero carbon future.10.9.2
Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, IndividualsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Transport
T43Support the provision of electric cargo bikes to enable low-carbon deliveries in urban areas10.10.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and District and Borough Councils, Community Organisations and BusinessesCity and TownNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T44Work with hauliers to identify opportunities to reduce emissions from freight movement, for example by planning consolidation centres10.10.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, NHS and Public Health, BusinessesCity and TownWithin existing resources
TransportKnowledge sharing, skills and learningT45Trial, demonstrate and share learnings of synthetic fuels, biogas and hydrogen powered HGVs and other large vehicles.10.10.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, BusinessesWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
TransportSpatial PlanningT46Local Plans to safeguard existing rail freight infrastructure.10.10.2
County Council, Unitary Councils and District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
TransportKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF5Support the development of on-farm bio-methane collection from agricultural wastes to supply bio-methane for farm machinery. Seize opportunities to trial on County farms together with electrification. (Discussed in more detail in Food, Land and Sea).10.10.2
County Council, Businesses, FarmersRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Transport
T47Work with government to restore and promote rail freight grants to incentivise modal shift and provide funding for new terminals and infrastructure10.10.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified













ActionSection of the plan




Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF1Develop a Land Use Framework (LUF) for Devon to establish land use principles that embed carbon sequestration and storage and identifies opportunity areas for specific outcomes to guide land use decisions11.4.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, National Park Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF1.1Develop a Nature Recovery Network of joined-up places, on land and at sea, created from maps that identify opportunities for the protection, restoration, and creation of habitats that increase carbon sequestration and storage alongside bringing benefits for nature and people11.4.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, National Park Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F1.2As part of the Land Use Framework, and underpinned by the Nature Recovery Network, identify opportunities to implement a Trees for Devon initiative.11.4.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, National Park Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF1.3Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan reviews to consider the principles of the LUF alongside other planning considerations.11.4.2
District and Borough Councils, National Park Authorities, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary Councils.Will occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF2Develop a Biodiversity Net-Gain Supplementary Planning Document that can be adopted by local planning authorities11.5.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Environmental OrganisationsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF2.1Enable landowners to express an interest in hosting biodiversity net-gain initiatives related to development11.5.2
Environmental Organisations, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF3Support the development of carbon sequestration accreditation systems locally for a range of carbon rich habitats and the creation of a Devon Carbon Investment platform.11.5.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, Local Enterprise Partnership, National Park Authorities, Unitary CouncilsRural, CoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF4Work with government to ensure the effective delivery of carbon sequestration, alongside other public goods, through the design of ELMS, by engaging in public consultations and Devon Test and Trials.11.5.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisation, Farmers, National Park Authorities, Unitary CouncilsRuralWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF5Support development of on-farm bio-methane collection from agricultural wastes to supply bio-methane for farm machinery and the use of digestate.11.6.2
Businesses, County Council, Education Establishments, Environmental Organisations, FarmersRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF6Support immature industries with the potential to contribute to delivering a net-zero Devon.11.6.2
Businesses, County Council, Environmental Organisations, Local Enterprise PartnershipWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF7Local plans to allocate land for horticulture near to settlements where suitable.11.6.2
District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF8Local Plans to incorporate policies based on the Welsh One Planet Development updated to reflect the imperatives of Net Zero.11.6.2
District and Borough Councils, National Park Authorities, Unitary CouncilsRuralWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF9Work with the NFU and other representatives of the farming community to encourage approaches to conserve and rejuvenate soil carbon (organic matter) e.g. through ELMS.11.6.2
Businesses, County Council, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, National Park Authorities, IndividualsRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF10Identify funding (through the Agriculture Bill) that can support the purchase / shared use of machinery for direct drilling.11.6.2
Businesses, County Council, Environmental Organisations, FarmersRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaBehaviour transformation and community engagementF11Raise awareness of the options for low carbon funerals and burials.11.6.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, District and Borough Councils, Unitary Councils, IndividualsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF12Review existing farm advisory services within Devon, as well as best practice elsewhere.11.7.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, Local Enterprise Partnership, National Park AuthoritiesRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF12.1Establish a Devon Farm Advisory Service11.7.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, Environmental Organisations, Farmers, Local Enterprise Partnership, National Park AuthoritiesRuralNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF13Explore how the County farms estate could encourage and enable tenants to practice innovative regenerative low carbon agriculture by learning from the Dartington estate and others. Share experience in tenancy agreement innovations to encourage wider adoption.11.7.2
Council Council, Environmental Organisations, FarmersRuralWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF14Implement a Sustainable Food Devon initiative to develop demand and supply chains for local, healthy food.11.8.2
Businesses, County Council, Community Organisations, District and Borough Councils, Farmers, NHS and Public Health, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified but not securedSustainable Food Places grant funding and Devon County Council
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF14.1Support the development of attractive central local food retail areas.11.8.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, District and Borough Councils, Unitary Councils, County CouncilCity and TownNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF14.2Provide support for intermediaries to amalgamate local produce in food hubs, support processing and perform marketing.11.8.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, Community Organisations, County Council, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified and securedSouth West Food Hub project
Food, Land and SeaProcurement and commissioningF14.3Encourage the region’s anchor institutions to buy local through the South West Food Hub, which will establish sustainable, shorter supply chains across Devon’s food sector.11.8.2
Local Enterprise Partnership, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, National Park Authorities, Businesses, Community Organisations, Education Establishments, NHS and Public HealthWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – identified and securedSouth West Food Hub project
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learning; Behaviour transformation and community engagementF14.4Promote a balanced diet, in line with the government’s Eatwell Guide and reconnect people with the origin and seasonality of food through "grow, cook, eat" programmes.11.8.2
Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Education Establishments, Environmental Organisations, National Park Authorities, NHS and Public Health, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaProcurement and commissioningF14.5Encourage catering in anchor institutions to provide sustainably produced, locally sourced and nutritious meals in line with the government’s Eatwell Guide.11.8.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Education Establishments, Local Enterprise Partnership, National Park Authorities, NHS and Public Health, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaBehaviour transformation and community engagementF15Work with government to introduce a mandatory carbon footprint labelling system for food products11.8.2
Businesses, County Council, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, FarmersWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and Sea
F16Work with government to ensure the carbon and ecological costs of domestic and imported food, including animal feed, are reflected in their market price.11.8.2
Businesses, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Local Enterprise Partnership, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and Sea
F17Work with government to revise slaughter regulations to allow on farm slaughter for commercial meat production, where high animal welfare and food hygiene are ensured, to enable localised food production infrastructure.11.8.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Farmers, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaSpatial PlanningF18Devon Maritime Forum and Devon’s estuary partnerships to continue supporting and engaging with the development of Marine Plans by the Marine Management Organisation along the Devon coast11.10.2
Businesses, County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisation, Town and Parish Councils, Unitary CouncilsCoastWithin existing resources
Food, Land and Sea
F19Develop a South Devon Marine Natural Capital Plan, learning from the experience of the North Devon Natural Capital Plan.11.10.2
County Council, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, Environmental Organisations, Local Enterprise PartnershipCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F19.1Establish and maintain an inventory of marine natural capital.11.10.2
County Council, District and Borough Councils, Unitary Councils, Education Establishments, Environmental OrganisationsCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaBehaviour transformation and community engagementF19.2Use local regulatory levers and enhance public awareness to discourage activities contributing to marine and coastal habitat fragmentation and degradation11.10.2
County Council, District and Borough Councils, Town and Parish Councils, Community Organisations, Environmental OrganisationsCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F19.3Future reviews of the Shoreline Management Plans covering the Devon coast to identify opportunities for carbon rich marine and coastal habitats to survive and expand by migrating inland with sea level rise.11.10.2
County Council, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsCoastWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF19.4Pilot specific initiatives which lead to marine carbon sequestration11.10.2
County Council, District and Borough Councils, Community Organisations, Education Establishments, Environmental Organisations, BusinessesCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaBehaviour transformation and community engagementF19.5Provide advice on how care of gardens and what goes down the sink affects the sea.11.10.2
County Council, Community Organisations, Education Establishments, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaBehaviour transformation and community engagementF19.6Engage and support the fishing sectors to improve access to and incentivise shoreside disposal of old fishing equipment.11.10.2
Community Organisations, Unitary Councils, District and Borough Councils, Environmental Organisations, BusinessesCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F19.7Work with government to introduce more Marine Conservation Zones and provide the resources necessary to be effective.11.10.2
County Council, Unitary Councils, Environmental Organisations, BusinessesCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F19.8Work with government for greater monitoring and enforcement of the dumping of fisheries waste at sea.11.10.2
Community Organisations, County Council, Unitary Councils, Environmental OrganisationsCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and SeaKnowledge sharing, skills and learningF19.9National Marine Park and Devon and Severn IFCA to trial new ecosystem approaches to fisheries management.11.10.2
Businesses, Community Organisations, County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F19.10Work with government to provide further support for smaller fishers, including redistribution of UK quotas, based on social value.11.10.2
County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary Councils, BusinessesCoastWithin existing resources
Food, Land and SeaFinance, economy & resource accessF19.11Identify investment opportunities for, and work with government to trial, a system that rewards environmentally sensitive fishing activities.11.10.2
County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary Councils, BusinessesCoastNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F20Work with government to introduce legislation to require net gain in the marine environment.11.10.2
County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsCoastWithin existing resources
Food, Land and Sea
F21Work with government to improve the effectiveness of pollution legislation and enforcement of existing.11.10.2
County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereNew local resource required – yet to be identified
Food, Land and Sea
F22Work with the government to increase funding to enhance the effectiveness of the Catchment Based Approach, which provides coordination of conservation measures between landowners and potential funders at a catchment scale for improved water quality and nature.11.10.2
County Council, Environmental Organisations, Unitary CouncilsWill occur everywhereWithin existing resources

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