Climate Emergency Plans

Closed 2 Mar 2020

Opened 20 Jan 2020

Overview

We are consulting on early ideas for tackling the climate emergency in Somerset West and Taunton from 20 January to 2 March 2020.

The consultation will review proposals outlined in a document produced by the Council to begin discussions with residents, businesses and communities.

Two chances to Have your Say

The aim is to produce a district wide 'Carbon Neutrality and Climate Resilience Plan' by August 2020. This will be achieved in two phases of consultation: 

Phase 1 looks at initial ideas and seeks to engage with residents, businesses and communities. The results of which will feed into the creation of a formal Draft Plan for the district.

Phase 2 consultation will then seek to consult in more detail on the Draft Plan. The results of this phase will then support the development of a final plan by August 2020.

The Council is already taking action and your input will further inform what more we could and should do. If you would like further information about our plans please visit our Somerset West and Taunton Climate Emergency page on our website.
 

Why We Are Consulting

Tackling climate change is a key priority for Somerset West and Taunton Council.

In 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency and committed to developing a plan for the district to address the issues and prepare for the local impacts.

The vision is for us to use all of our powers to action, enable and support everyone in 'working towards achieving carbon neutrality and climate resilience by 2030'.

This is not an easy undertaking. To be truly effective we need to create a plan that we all feel involved with, and which will inspire us all to take action.

We have produced a framework document setting out early ideas around the following areas:

  • Energy
  • Water
  • Natural Environment
  • Waste
  • Transport
  • Farming and Food
  • Built Environment
  • Industry, Business & Supply Chain

We now want to hear your ideas and views on these proposals in a short online survey. Follow the link below to view the documents and begin the survey.

Events

  • Wellington, Quaker Meeting House

    From 23 Jan 2020 at 10:00 to 23 Jan 2020 at 15:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: High St, Wellington, TA21 8RA

  • Williton, West Somerset House

    From 30 Jan 2020 at 14:00 to 30 Jan 2020 at 19:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: West Somerset House, Killick Way, Williton, TA4 4QA

  • Taunton, The Orchard Shopping Centre

    From 6 Feb 2020 at 10:00 to 6 Feb 2020 at 15:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: Paul St, Taunton, TA1 3TP

  • Minehead, Methodist Church

    From 10 Feb 2020 at 14:00 to 10 Feb 2020 at 19:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: 31 The Avenue, Minehead, TA24 5AY

  • Watchet, The Sanctuary

    From 11 Feb 2020 at 10:00 to 11 Feb 2020 at 15:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: Harbour News, 38 Swain St, Watchet, TA23 0AE

  • Wiveliscombe, Community Centre

    From 20 Feb 2020 at 10:00 to 20 Feb 2020 at 15:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: West St, Wiveliscombe, Taunton, TA4 2JP

  • Taunton, Deane House

    From 26 Feb 2020 at 14:00 to 26 Feb 2020 at 19:00

    One of our roadshow events. An opportunity to find out more about the consultation and ask questions.
    Address: The Deane House, Belvedere Rd, Taunton, TA1 1HE

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Anyone from any background

Interests

  • carbon neutrality
  • renewable energy
  • recycling
  • natural environment
  • built environment
  • natural environment
  • built environment
  • protected areas
  • waterways
  • air quality
  • rural
  • coastal
  • urban