Kensington and Chelsea Council is looking for residents to comment on a new strategy to tackle climate change in the Royal Borough.

This year the council agreed to put aside £50,000 to be spent on green initiatives.

Now it has unveiled its plans which include ensuring that council buildings are carbon neutral, planting more trees to provide shade around the borough, and installing fountains to help residents cope with increasingly hot weather.

The plan is intended to cover the next seven years of climate change and warns that the borough could be affected by frequent flooding, drought and storm damage in the future.

The council also wants to store emergency response equipment away from flood risk areas and ensure that new builds are ‘resilient’ to extreme weather.

But the strategy also warns that: “Almost one third of our residents in private rented households may be reluctant to invest in measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change.”

This comes despite the fact that 27 per cent of carbon emissions within  Kensington and Chelsea are the result of domestic life, compared to 17 per cent of emissions stemming from road use.

The council is now asking for the public to comment on the plans, which can be found under the planning section of the council website at

The closing date for comments on the draft strategy is August 15. The final plan will be published in the autumn.