Initial Climate Change Impact Assessment (Form created August 2021)

The intention of this document is to help the council to gain an initial understanding of the impact of a project or decision on the environment. This document should be completed in consultation with the supporting guidance. Dependent on this initial assessment you may need to go on to complete a full Climate Change Impact Assessment. The final document will be published as part of the decision-making process.

If you have any additional queries, which are not covered by the guidance please email

Title of proposal

Recommended approach to Planning Governance for the new North Yorkshire Council


Brief description of proposal

The report covers the recommendations of the LGR Planning Task & Finish Group relating to planning governance.



Service area


Lead officer

Martin Grainger

Names and roles of other people involved in carrying out the impact assessment






The chart below contains the main environmental factors to consider in your initial assessment – choose the appropriate option from the drop-down list for each one.

Remember to think about the following;

·         Travel

·         Construction

·         Data storage

·         Use of buildings

·         Change of land use

·         Opportunities for recycling and reuse

Environmental factor to consider

For the county council

For the county


Greenhouse gas emissions

Choose an item.

No Effect on emissions

No effect on emissions


Choose an item.

No effect on waste

No effect on waste

Water use

Choose an item.

No effect on water usage

No effect on water usage

Pollution (air, land, water, noise, light)

Choose an item.

No effect on pollution

No effect on pollution

Resilience to adverse weather/climate events (flooding, drought etc)

Choose an item.

No effect on resilience

No effect on resilience

Ecological effects (biodiversity, loss of habitat etc)

Choose an item.

No effect on ecology

No effect on ecology

Heritage and landscape

Choose an item.

No effect on heritage and landscape

No effect on heritage and landscape


If any of these factors are likely to result in a negative or positive environmental impact then a full climate change impact assessment will be required. It is important that we capture information about both positive and negative impacts to aid the council in calculating its carbon footprint and environmental impact.

Decision (Please tick one option)

Full CCIA not relevant or proportionate:


Continue to full CCIA:


Reason for decision




Signed (Assistant Director or equivalent)

S Harrington