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HDCCC will promote sustainable innovations in agriculture and promote net zero in land use by protecting and enhancing key natural assets in such a way that supports sustainable food production whilst fostering resilience and promoting biodiversity.

HDCCC will seek to maximise local opportunities to decarbonise energy and catalyse change through information sharing and creating new opportunities for sharing effective practice in:


  • reducing demand for energy in buildings and transport.

  • greatly accelerated decarbonisation of energy including through encouraging renewable power purchase agreements and generation of local renewables

  • Promote the development of local generation and distribution grids.

HDCCC will seek to maximise local opportunities to encourage ambitious retrofit and active energy management for existing domestic, public, and commercial buildings. 

  • This work will be informed by new quality assurance programmes as they develop and will focus on reducing fuel poverty.

  • We will prioritise immediate action in buildings, which will give most rapid maximum climate benefits but will seek to learn from those exploring climate objectives in heritage buildings.

HDCCC seeks to minimise the impact and maximise the whole life contribution of new developments to decarbonisation through:

  • working with local planning and highways authorities and developers

  • encouraging lowest possible energy demand through building design and manufacture, on-site renewable generation, sustainable travel infrastructure and the creation of 20- minute neighbourhoods

HDCCC seeks to support local businesses to integrate energy demand reduction and decarbonisation into procurement, supply chain and business practices., and actively encourage local SMEs to innovate and reposition themselves to succeed in a net zero, climate resilient regional economy. We will support the promotion of:

  • renewable energy generation/purchase,

  • sustainable principles such as the circular economy, and

  • value of ideas such as Doughnut Economics.

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Encourage the use of shared transport such as trains, buses, and car clubs and recognise the importance of active travel during the ’last mile‘ in successful local transport systems.

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Grand funding is available for both landlords in the private rented sector and commercial landlords to make energy efficiency improvements to their properties. 

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Free training

There are three regular courses provided through Zero Carbon Harrogate for property businesses, contractors and trade in Harrogate District (Air Source Heat Pump Installation Training Course, FCR Retrofit Awareness Course and  Pas2035 Retrofit Assessor Training).


For more details, including funding arrangements, providers and eligibility please go to the Zero Carbon Harrogate website:


Here you'll find details of how to get an assessment of your property, carry out work and advice of what materials to use.

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