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Green Economy is Top of the Agenda in Surrey

Published on: 14 Jul, 2021
Updated on: 15 Jul, 2021

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  1. Sue Reeve Reply

    July 14, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    If the green economy is top of the agenda why are any new houses that are being built are still being fitted with gas boilers?

    Surely all houses and buildings should aim to be carbon neutral and fitted with electric or air/ground source heating from now on. All boroughs should have planning policies that dictate this “top of the agenda”.

  2. Ramsey Nagaty Reply

    July 15, 2021 at 11:23 pm

    I too query the lip service given to the green economy and carbon-neutral claims from SCC and some political parties.

    There is no point in declaring a “Climate Emergency” and then approving planning applications with gas-fired boilers which will need to have heat pumps or hydrogen boilers retrofitted. Retrofitting heat pumps is five times more expensive than fitting them in the first place.

    It is equal folly to allow developments that will rely on the car passed with a small payment towards a single infrequent bus service and partial cycle lanes that do not actually lead anywhere.

    With high temperatures and fires in the USA and Canada and flash floods in London and Germany surely we must start to demand better, truly sustainable policies and development standards.

    Ramsey Nagaty is a GGG borough councillor for Shalford.

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