Image source, Google Image caption, Development plans for the former Cummins diesel generator site were approved earlier, the board chief s 'pledging to make sure it was as carbon-efficient as possible
Council chief says he wants to pave the way for carbon neutral housing after approval of a major demand from the authority.
South Kesteven District Council planners adopted the proposals from St Martin 's Park in Stamford during of a meeting on Wednesday.
The project - on the old site ofCummins diesel generators, includes 190 homes, a retirement village of 150 other homes and business units.
Site is owned by council.
To the planning committee, Councilor Phil Dilks asked, "Given that half of the claimant is this advice, which is advice on climate change, wouldn't it have been in our gift to have declared this development as a green village or a site? zero carbon, which in my opinion would have been ... a feather in Stamford's hat. "
" What worries me is that we come every month to planning meetings like this and that we approve the nominations, without any climate change mitigation ge.
"On the contrary, these homes, including this app, generate thousands of tons of extra carbon in the air ", he said.
Image source, Document Image caption, Artist impression of proposed development
Councilors also raised concerns about increased traffic, the safety of a nearby level crossing and degradation of nearby natural sites , according to the local democracy reporting service .
After the approval, board chief Kelham Cooke said he would work with the developers to "ensure " the development is as carbon-efficient as possible.
"This may be an example for future developments in the district " he said.
However, he added that in terms of delivery of carbon neutral homes, there was still a long way to go for the industry… I don't think we're there yet ".
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The authority is working with Burghley Estates, owners of the next do or greenfield, which is part of the development.
More detailed plans to be submitted at a later date.
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