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Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Renewables and Planning in Oldham

25/06/2008

Adam Hackett - Environment Coordinator Regeneration Directorate OMBC


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

The Borough of Oldham Oldham Metropolitan Borough covers approximately 55 square miles and is home to around 219,000 people living in approximately 90,000 households. The Borough’s population is younger than the national average, and has a greater proportion from black and minority ethnic (BME) groups compared with regionally. Projections show a picture of strong household growth over the coming years due to newly forming households General national trend towards smaller households.


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham Spatial Portrait of Oldham Borough Area (1)

11,166 Hectares

Green Belt (1) 6,255 Hectares Protected Areas of Nature Conservation

546 Hectares

Other Protected Open Land

331 Hectares

Land Reserved for Future Development

40 Hectares

Total Population

219,000

Male : Female

48% : 52%

Black and Minority Ethnic 14% Young People (5-19 years)

(North West - 6%; England - 9%) 21%

All Household Dwellings

91,435

Average House Prices

£105,157

(North West - 20%; England - 19%)

Occupied Household Dwellings (4)

Percentage of Households with No Car or Van

87,824

(North West - £137,803; England - £192,274) 34.37% (North West – 30.21%; England – 26.84%)

Average Weekly Wages £405 – Oldham (North West - £422; UK - £450) Percentage of those of working age economically active (7) 76.4% (North West – 76.5%; GB – 78.4%) Unemployment 3.2% - Oldham (Greater Manchester - 2.9%; North West - 2.8%; UK - 2.6%) Life Expectancy in Years

Men - 73.1; Women - 78.6 (England: Men - 75.6; Women - 80.3


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Climate Care •So what's happing in Oldham to help combat and adapt to Climate Change?


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Signatory to the Nottingham Declaration on Climate Change, 2005

+ North West Climate Charter, 2006 See http://www.oldham.gov.uk/living/clean_and_green/environmental_sustainability.htm


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Carbon Management Plan 2005-2010

15% Cut in CO2 by 2010 From corporate Fleet, street lighting, Buildings and business mileage See http://intranet.oldham.gov.uk/carbon-management-action-plan2005-10.pdf


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

•Environmental management system •Corporate wide and accredited by March 2009 (to ISO14001) •Bulk now completed •Setting environmental programmes •Preparing for verification


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Affordable Warmth Strategy 2004-2010

For more information see http://www.oldham.gov.uk/affordable-warmth-strategy-web.pdf


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Corporate Buildings Oldham Library

Central

£13m Development

• BREEAM Very good • High thermal mass • Rainwater Recovery


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Schools Procurement •Blackshaw Lane School School (Rating V good) •Medlock Valley J&I School (Rated V good) •Lyndhurst School (Excellent Standard) •2 PFI Secondary Schools built with Biomass boilers –Very good rating •New Chadderton health and well-being centre- CHP plant using waste food oil


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Renewable Energy Planning in major new developments.

•10% Renewable energy policy in major new developments 94 schemes now conditioned to meet this requirement


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Renewable Energy SPD • Provides advice on the content of an assessment required by Policies NR3.1 and NR3.2 regarding the environmental effects of a development. • Assesses how the Council will implement Policy NR3.3 on renewable energy in major new development.


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

NR3.1 Renewable Energy Developments Expands on: Residential/workplace Visual Local

amenity or human health;

Amenity of the Local Area, including Landscape Character;

natural resources;

Biodiversity,

nature conservation or historical/archaeological

interests; Statutory Public

purpose of Peak District National Park;

access to the countryside; and

Openness

and visual amenity of the Green Belt.


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Policy NR3.2 - Wind Developments Policy

covers both stand-alone wind turbines & micro wind turbines. Expands on the criteria, which includes: Landscape; Highway

or aviation safety;

Existing transmitting Ensuring

no significant nuisance to public;

Restoring

roads.

or receiving systems;

redundant turbines, plant, transmission lines and access


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

NR3.3 Renewable Energy in Major New Developments

• What renewable technologies are feasible for a particular development and site; • The detailed requirement of the policy; • Providing appropriate information as part of the planning application; • Implementing and assessing Energy Statements, proposals and applications; and • Pre application discussions to ensure that the policies have been fully understood.


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Other partners/ HMR/Great Places Housing Association •18 large family homes •Selwyn Close • Mixed tenure • Eco-homes Excellent • 9 Wind turbines • 18 Solar thermal panels • Passive Solar features • Sustainable Construction materials & design features


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Up and coming projects Housing in Werneth - c.230 homes of mixed size to meet Code level 3 and 1,700 sq m of commercial space with additional 10% energy sourced from on site renewables. Starting now. Triangle development- Hathershaw 100+ properties Limehurst village- 105 new properties – solar /air source and CFSH 3 minimum


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Next steps-Challenges •Climate change implementation planpull prioritised actions together. •Local area Agreement prioritiesNational indicators •Further work on Adaptation and risk


Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council Climate change in Oldham

Contacts: Adam Hackett – Senior Sustainability Officer e: adam.hackett@oldham.gov.uk t: 0161 770 3438 www.oldham.gov.uk Environmental Policy Unit Strategy & Resources Directorate Level 14, PO Box 335, Civic Centre West Street Oldham, OL1 1XL

Energy Planning the Oldham Way  

Presentation by Adam Hackett, Oldham Council

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