Quantitative Greenhouse Gas Assessment: a tool for spatial planning policy development Simon Bonsall  Directorate for the ...
Spatial/Development Planning <ul><li>Legislative requirement  </li></ul><ul><li>National Planning Framework  </li></ul><ul...
There shall be a carbon impact assessment of the National Planning Framework! <ul><li>Ministerial commitment to the Scotti...
The Partnership <ul><li>Scottish Government </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Environment Protection Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Con...
The Task <ul><li>Identify a simple yet robust method for quantifying the GHG impacts of alternative spatial planning polic...
The Task – Feasibility Stage <ul><li>Strengths and weakness of existing emissions assessment methodologies in respect of s...
The Task – Feasibility Stage <ul><li>Report published February 2011: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/02/09142...
The Task - Development Stage <ul><li>Emissions Sources, four types: housing, commercial, other buildings, other emissions....
The Task – Development Stage <ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Model prepared to identify areas which fall into categori...
The Result <ul><li>Not yet published </li></ul><ul><li>Excel based </li></ul><ul><li>Contains default values but can be co...
User Interface Data input Type – Housing Building Energy Use Overall output example
Task Achieved? <ul><li>Relative not absolute results </li></ul><ul><li>Robustness declines as spatial scale increases, qua...
<ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>www.scotland.gov.uk/planning
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Emissions assessment tool for spatial planning - Simon Bonsall, Scottish Government Directorate for the Built Environment

  1. 1. Quantitative Greenhouse Gas Assessment: a tool for spatial planning policy development Simon Bonsall Directorate for the Built Environment [email_address] GECO/STEEV ‘Green Energy Tech’ Workshop 13 October 2011
  2. 2. Spatial/Development Planning <ul><li>Legislative requirement </li></ul><ul><li>National Planning Framework </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Development Plans (Regions around: Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen) </li></ul><ul><li>Local Development Plans (everywhere) </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Environmental Assessment </li></ul>
  3. 3. There shall be a carbon impact assessment of the National Planning Framework! <ul><li>Ministerial commitment to the Scottish Parliament’s Transport, Infrastructure and Climate Change Committee, November 2008 </li></ul><ul><li>Questions around the level of detail in Strategic Environmental Assessment on Greenhouse Gas Emissions </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Partnership <ul><li>Scottish Government </li></ul><ul><li>Scottish Environment Protection Agency </li></ul><ul><li>Consortium of Savills, AEA and MVA Consultancy </li></ul><ul><li>Focused steering group </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Task <ul><li>Identify a simple yet robust method for quantifying the GHG impacts of alternative spatial planning policies suitable for application in the Scottish planning system…. to identify where changes to spatial planning policy could significantly reduce emissions or, if the policy cannot be changed, identify what the emissions consequences are likely to be. </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Task – Feasibility Stage <ul><li>Strengths and weakness of existing emissions assessment methodologies in respect of spatial planning policy </li></ul><ul><li>Tweak existing methodologies or make new? </li></ul><ul><li>Potential to link with Strategic Environmental Assessment to streamline processes / assist consideration of alternative scenarios </li></ul><ul><li>Application across all tiers of spatial plans </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Task – Feasibility Stage <ul><li>Report published February 2011: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2011/02/09142227/0 </li></ul><ul><li>Recommends development of a new methodology </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Task - Development Stage <ul><li>Emissions Sources, four types: housing, commercial, other buildings, other emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Included emissions: heating/hot water, lighting/electricity, transport, waste treatment (in use), land use change. </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Task – Development Stage <ul><li>Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Model prepared to identify areas which fall into categories ranging form very low to very high car dependency </li></ul><ul><li>The location of the development is important to transport emissions (car use) that will result </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Result <ul><li>Not yet published </li></ul><ul><li>Excel based </li></ul><ul><li>Contains default values but can be completed with locally known values </li></ul><ul><li>User interface provides graphical representation of the output </li></ul><ul><li>Provides information on ‘relative’ not ‘absolute’ emissions </li></ul>
  11. 11. User Interface Data input Type – Housing Building Energy Use Overall output example
  12. 12. Task Achieved? <ul><li>Relative not absolute results </li></ul><ul><li>Robustness declines as spatial scale increases, quality of output depends on quality of input! </li></ul><ul><li>Bespoke tool for spatial planning </li></ul><ul><li>Simple to use / User friendly </li></ul><ul><li>Helps to enhance understanding of policy impacts </li></ul><ul><li>Compatible with Strategic Environmental Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Roll-out yet to be decided </li></ul><ul><li>Could help planning authorities work towards their ‘Duties of Public Bodies’ (Climate change (Scotland) Act) </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Thank you </li></ul><ul><li>Questions? </li></ul>www.scotland.gov.uk/planning

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