Commercial Buildings Sustainability & Planning
What is required?
Many Local Authorities now have in place or are in the process of formulating Core Strategies or a Local Development Framework (LDF) for development of housing in their area. Each Core Strategy or LDF will be different depending on the LA, but one thing they will all have in common is a list of requirements that each developer will have to submit with each Planning application. In many cases as part of the Planning application, a Sustainability Statement is required, and this in turn may need to be supported with Energy Calculations in the form of a SBEM calculation, which may also be used to demonstrate compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations.
Why use Energy Saving Experts?
We have had a number of successful applications, some where Planning Permission has been previously refused, due to the Sustainability Statement and Energy Calculations we have submitted. We provide an indicative SBEM assessment for each type of building in the development, and ensure that each of the main points in the Core Strategy or LDF is addressed.
We work with you to develop an energy strategy for the buildling which is realistic and achievable for you, and that will meet the requirements of a Core Strategy or LDF. See below for some recent projects where we have helped secure Planning permission with our Sustainability Statements and Energy Calculations.
Woolacombe – Devon
Portland Sq – Bristol
Bath Road – Bristol
The Old Vic redevelopment
Assisted living Accommodation Colchester
Assisted living Accommodation Manchester
Holiday Complex North Devon
Former Sports Center to Offices – Bristol
Former Cinema to Gym – Bristol