Zero Carbon Development Project

July 2007 - February 2008
Abbey College, Ramsey

"On behalf of Abbey College and our students, a huge thank you for your superb support for RED club. We are quite amazed at what has been achieved and the students learning. We could not have asked for more in a partner for this project."

—Abbey College Teachers


The Ramsey Abbey College Zero Carbon Development Project took place between July 2007 and February 2008. It was funded by Huntingdonshire District Council and EU Leader + funding. Delivered by QuBE and Shape East the project aimed to give Abbey School students an insight into the planning process and an understanding of carbon neutral development. This was achieved through sessions with visiting experts and excursions to relevant case studies.

The students involved obtained a good understanding of the importance of Low Carbon developments and economically, socially and economically sustainable communities. They produced materials and proposals, which were publicly displayed. The students participated in two public consultations on their ideas and were able to analyse the results from these to feedback into the design of a Concept Masterplan. Through presenting their project to local Council members from the Development Control Panel, the students were able to get their views and opinions heard by local decision makers.

Results from the public consultations highlighted local support for new development in Ramsey, dependant on a commitment to environmental sustainability and an increase in local provision of community facilities and transport links.

Download the Full: Abbey College Regeration Project Report here

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