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Quantitative Greenhouse Gas Impact Assessment: A Tool For Spatial Planning Policy Development: Phase 1 - Feasibility Report

DescriptionPlanning decisions embrace both the form and location of development. This project commissioned by Scottish Government and SEPA examines the feasibility of developing a tool to quantify greenhouse gas emissions
Official Print Publication DateFebruary 2011
Website Publication DateFebruary 10, 2011


Savills, AEA Technology and MVA Consultancy

ISBN 978 0 7559 9975 0 (Web only publication)
ISSN 2045 6964
DPPAS 11211

This document is also available in pdf format (618k)


1 Introduction
Background to the Project
Project Team
Structure of this Report

2 Defining Requirements
Main sources of Greenhouse Gas Emissions
National Legislative Context
Tool Definition

3 Review of existing Tools and Methodologies
Identification of existing tools and methodologies
Review Process
Review Findings

4 Feasibility Assessment
Use of Tool in Spatial Planning
Use of Tool within SEA
Use of Tool within ILA

5 Main Consideration for Stage 2
Land Use Parameters
Transport Parameters
User Issues

Appendix 1 NPF2 Key points
Appendix 2 Full review of tools
Appendix 3 ILA Comparison table

The views expressed in this report are those of the researcher and
do not necessarily represent those of the Department or Scottish Ministers.

This report is available on the Scottish Government Social Research website only