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Climate Change Policy S-CC-2

Proposals should demonstrate for the lifetime of the proposal that:

  1. they are resilient to the effects of climate change
  2. they will not have a significant adverse impact upon climate change adaptation measures elsewhere.

In respect of 2) proposals should demonstrate that they will, in order of preference:

a) avoid
b) minimise
c) mitigate the significant adverse impacts upon these climate change adaptation measures.

Policy considerations

  1. Proposals should show that they are resilient to the direct and indirect effects of climate change during the installation, operation, maintenance and decomissioning phases.
  2. Proposals should avoid adverse impacts upon climate change adaptation measures . If it is not possible to avoid an adverse significant impact, proposals may include (but are not limited to) adjusting the area used, the times of the day or year when activities are operating, moving the activity or providing support for new activities that generate similar social and environmental benefits.
  3. Proposals such as (but not limited to), structures such as coastal defences or outfalls and natural processes such as sediment regimes or habitats and their role in managing climate change should be considered when assessing the impacts from the proposal on climate change adaptation.
  4. It may be benefical to use the following when developing proposals:

    - UK Climate Change Projections that are produced using methodology designed by the Met Office
    - UK Government Climate Change Risk Assessments that describe the main priorities for adaptation to climate change in the UK
    - Marine Climate Change Impact Partnership reports
    - National Adaptation Programme reports
    - Shoreline Management Plans
    - Estuary Management Plans
    - Local Flood Risk Management Strategies