PASSAGE project results helped Kent County Council and Medway Council to develop a new Energy and low emissions strategy.
Have your say on the strategy!
Please ensure your response is submitted by 23rd September 2019
By 2031 it is anticipated that there will be almost 180,000 new homes and nearly 400,000 extra people in Kent and Meday, that represents a 24% increase from 2011 levels. The local economy is expected to continue to expand, creating an additional 170,300 jobs by 2031, a 21% increase from 2011 levels, in line with forecast population growth.
Growth, if clean, is a significant opportunity for Kent and Medway. Measures to tackle poor air quality and lower emissions will have multiple benefits. For instance, promoting active travel especially walking and cycling improves health and reduces congestion; and supporting a switch to more efficient, low carbon energy use creates jobs and new market opportunities.