I READ with interest Cllr Quentin Abel’s attempt to get the new Redrow development planned for Knutsford to provide alternative heat sources to gas boilers. Your report says that CEC is restricted to the energy policies approved in the local plan.

Surely with the climate emergency and scientists advising that we only have 12 years in which to act to stop uncontrolled warming with all its hazards, CEC should revise its energy policies for newbuild as a matter of urgency.

All new housing should be zero carbon and ‘lifetime homes’.

Measures are much easier and cheaper to put into new-build and would be an attractive asset for future purchasers.

Jacqui Moore Knutsford