New Developments

MQT on 2017-06-22
Session date: 
June 22, 2017
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


How do you plan to ensure all new developments meet low carbon, energy efficiency and sustainability standards? Please outline what those standards will be?


Answer for New Developments

Answer for New Developments

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Developments referred to me are required to produce energy statements that follow the energy hierarchy (be lean, be clean, be green) to minimise energy demand, supply energy cleanly and use renewable energy.

The London Plan requires all major residential development to achieve zero carbon as of October 2016 with this being extended to non-domestic development by 2019.  Policies are currently being developed for the new London Plan which build on this approach

Developers are also currently required to use the GLA's Energy Planning Guidance and the Sustainable Design & Construction Supplementary Planning Guidance in order to comply with London Plan energy policy. Further detail is set out in the answer to Question No: 2017/2418.