Local Transport Plans: Carbon Emissions

Department for Transport written question – answered on 25th May 2022.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, with reference to the Answer of 19 April 2022 to Question 151053, on Local Transport Plans: Carbon Emissions, whether he plans to consult on the additional guidance on quantifiable carbon reductions at the same time as he consults on the guidance for Local Transport Plans.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

Yes, we will consult on both the Local Transport Plan and Quantifiable Carbon Reduction Guidance at the same time. The department is currently updating guidance on local transport plans. The new guidance will provide a holistic view of what the government is expecting local transport authorities to deliver including decarbonisation goals.

As per our commitment in the Transport Decarbonisation Plan (2021) to drive decarbonisation at the local level, future local transport plans will need to set out how local areas can deliver quantifiable carbon reductions in transport. We will publish technical guidance for local transport authorities on quantifying carbon alongside the new local transport plan guidance.

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