Category Archives: Climate Change

Places for Everyone: the carbon impact. Revised figures.

We have revised our previously published estimates of the carbon emissions that would occur as a consequence of implementing the Greater Manchester Combined Authority‘s (nine district) spatial plan, Places for Everyone. That plan is currently going through an extended series … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone, week 3 – Carbon emissions

pdf version On Tuesday, 29 November, the Planning Inspectorate’s examination of Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s Places for Everyone (P4E) plan turned to its policies for sustainability. Our particular interest has been about the plan’s proposals for reducing carbon emissions. There … Continue reading

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Places for Everyone, week 2 – Green Belt and Airport

The Planning Inspectorate continues its Examination in Public of Greater Manchester’s nine district Places for Everyone joint spatial plan (known as P4E). We previously reported on week 1. Last week they discussed matters concerning the brownfields first policy, the justification … Continue reading

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Trimtab* tactics to move civil society on climate

*A ship’s trimtab is a small narrow rudder on the trailing edge of the much large rudder. To start turning a huge ship, the trimtab is deflected, which initiates the process of turning the ship by making the larger rudder … Continue reading

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Greater Manchester’s Places for Everyone Plan: the Carbon Impact

Please note – we have now (January, 2023) updated the calculations – the new version and an introductory blog post is at this link. _____________________________________________________________ Download the report, latest version (pdf, 0.6 MB) Download the previous version (pdf, 0.6 MB) … Continue reading

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Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox

pdf version Manchester’s Electronic Billboards – Another Sidewalk for Jevons’ Paradox By Richard A Shirres & James Scott Vandeventer In perambulating Manchester’s city centre, now the latest chore is in side-stepping yet more clutter within your pedestrian domain: dozens of … Continue reading

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UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy – a critical review

a guest piece by Peter Somerville In this devastating critique, Peter Somerville makes a detailed examination of the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy. Read his review in full here. He begins by setting the strategy in context. When the government … Continue reading

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The Carbon and Planning Workbook

This is a guide for local campaigners who want to estimate the carbon (greenhouse gas) consequences of proposed planning developments on local land. It takes you through the various aspects to consider and data that you can use in your … Continue reading

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