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 2862209/CSCD/11
Respondent Natural England [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 16 Mar 2010
Current Status Accepted
Comment
We broadly agree with the content of this emerging policy and agree that sustainability should be a key principle of urban design.

Criterion 3 - As the accompanying commentary point out the government envisages all new homes to achieve Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes by 2016 - 10 years before the end of the plan period. We recommend amending the policy to the effect that sustainable construction standards will be expected to rise during the plan period, at least in line with government requirements.

Here, too, we also question whether applying a threshold level of 10 dwellings before there are any requirements in this regard is necessary or, indeed, in line with government requirements.

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