Since 2012, the National Planning Policy Framework says that the development of greenbelt land should only happen in exceptional circumstances. Therefore, Sustainability Statements are often needed to build on greenbelt land. For instance, a local authority may grant planning to a house with an extremely low carbon footprint.
We can help to produce complete and detailed Sustainability Statements for planning applications. Our service includes:
- Contacting your local authority to check their requirements.
- Carrying out design stage SAP calculations or SBEM calculations.
- Undertaking water efficiency calculations.
- Compiling research on the local area including traffic counts and surrounding landscape and wildlife.
An outline of the renewable energy options and how much they will cut carbon emissions.