Allowable Solutions

MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


With reference to MQ 2015/2957 can you provide a list of all London councils with carbon offset funds in place, as required by your London Plan, and all councils currently planning to introduce a carbon offset fund?


Answer for Allowable Solutions

Answer for Allowable Solutions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As indicated in my previous response (2015/2957), the London Plan includes provisions which allow a shortfall of on-site carbon reductions to be met off-site or through a cash-in-lieu contribution where it is clearly demonstrated that on-site measures cannot meet required targets. This flexible approach ensures on-site savings are maximised while recognising practical site based constraints.

Individual councils are responsible for arrangements for off-site provision of carbon dioxide reductions.Our list of London borough schemes is due to be updated as part of the London Plan evidence base and I will be happy to share this with you once it is completed.

The Mayor's Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Guidance document provides options for establishing a carbon price, including nationally recognised prices of carbon that could easily be adopted by individual boroughs, or used for development management purposes.