Sustainable Design & Construction

Ever wondered why there is such a complex set of information that needs to be provided with each application for permission to build a new house or extend an existing one, especially the palaver if the site is in the Conservation Area or the affected building – or one nearby – is listed?

A lot of it is to ensure development complies with National, District or Neighbourhood Plans; some of it is to drive policies for energy reduction or water consumption.

SCDC is currently consulting on its latest draft to ensure sustainability. Take a look:

The full 250+ page draft SPD is here: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/media/13754/draft-sustainable-design-and-construction-spd-without-foreword.pdf

There is loads of supporting material, including how to comment, here: https://www.scambs.gov.uk/planning/local-plan-and-neighbourhood-planning/sustainable-design-and-construction-consultation-spd/

You will also find a shorter draft response from the Parish Council here; feel free to comment on that too.

The consultation closes on 23rd September 2019.

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