Planning Reports & Energy Statements

Throughout the United Kingdom certain local authorities request an Energy Statement to be provided with planning applications. The Report/Energy Statement shows the local authority and the developer how the development will comply and meet the planning policy requirements set depending on each local authority.

The Report will normally contain a reduction in CO2 emissions above building regulations and/or renewable energy targets through on site energy generation, orientation, cycle storage, waste recycling and use of materials.

SAP calculations/SBEM calculations will be required to produce an accurate document.

London Plan

London Plan is a strategic planning legislation between the Mayor of London, 32 London boroughs and the City of London having a shared responsibility for improving the city’s environment. Under the legislation establishing the Greater London Authority (GLA), the Mayor has to produce a spatial development strategy (SDS) – which has become known as ‘the London Plan’ – and to keep it under review.

There are various chapters to London Plan however chapter 5 is the most relevant to the building industry and relates to tackling climate change within the city and improving the environment with an objective of a reduction in the CO2 emissions. The current version of the plan requires a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions over current Building Regulations.

The Report will be in accordance with the following:-

  1. Be Lean - use less energy - look at reducing the energy demand through the construction, calculations for the Lean stage will be produced.
  2. Be Clean - supply energy efficiency - proposals to reduce the CO2 emissions through the energy efficiency design of the site, buildings and services, an additional set of calculations is required.
  3. Be Green - use renewable energy - proposals to further reduce CO2 emissions through the use of onsite renewable energy technologies.

Energy Calculations Limited will produce the calculations and energy reports required to meet the criteria of London Plan Chapter 5.2.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you require advice or assistance.

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