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1st Jul, 2022

Solar panels for Stratford households among climate measures considered by council chiefs

HOUSEHOLDS in the district could be encouraged to fit solar panels as part of proposals to tackle climate change.

Stratford District Council declared a climate emergency in the summer and is aiming to make the district carbon neutral by 2020.

Among measures put forward so far is the use of and investment in renewable energy schemes including those allowing residents greater access to solar panels.

The council is also considering a programme to improve poorly insulated homes which include some 60 per cent of homes in the district according to council chiefs.

Other suggestions included a community hub for information and advice on climate change as well as exhibitions and office space, tree-planting projects funded by developers, and audits to identify sites for new trees, educational opportunities and community allotments.

The council has also agreed to set up a climate change citizen’s panel, appoint a climate change officer, hold training events for council members and host an annual climate change summit with the first one planned for next year.

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