Core Strategy - Consultation Draft

Document Section Core Strategy - Consultation Draft Chapter 3: Spatial Policies Living Within Environmental Limits CS2: Delivering Sustainable Design and Construction CS2: Delivering Sustainable Design and Construction [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3361153/CSCD/7
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Agent Deleted User
Response Date 19 Mar 2010
Current Status Accepted
Comment
Point 2 requires residential developments of 10 or more dwellings to incorporate 15% of predicted energy use through on-site renewable energy sources, or by linking with/contributing to available local off-site renewable energy sources. It is not realistic to expect all developments of 10 or more dwellings to achieve a figure of 15%, without taking account of feasibility and viability on a site by site basis. This would be consistent with the supporting text in paragraph 3.32, which states that 'where viable and feasible [the use of decentralised, renewable and low or zero-carbon technologies] should provide for a minimum of 15% of the predicted energy demand'. It is also noted that this figure goes beyond the requirements of the emerging RSS.
Point 3 requires all new dwellings to achieve Code Level 4, and higher on what is deemed major developments of 10 or more dwellings. Again this is not necessarily realistic on all residential developments, and account should be taken of current national standards and feasibility and viability on a site by site basis.
We do, however, support the encouragement of early pre-application discussions and the submission of sustainability statements to demonstrate the environmental sustainability credentials of sites (Paragraph 3.35).
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