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  1. 1. SISCo project closing conference Workshop session 2a Delivering Sustainability through Planning in the UK University of Southampton 24th November 2011
  2. 2. <ul><li>Delivering Sustainability through Planning in the UK </li></ul><ul><li>Dev. strategy, planning conditions, developer contributions </li></ul><ul><li>Main planning factor = Development Plan </li></ul><ul><li>South East Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Core Strategy/Local Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Other ‘Material Considerations’ </li></ul><ul><li>Government Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>South Hampshire Partnership Working </li></ul><ul><li>Supplementary Planning Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Development Briefs </li></ul><ul><li>How much weight? </li></ul><ul><li>How recent? How local? Relates to a legal requirement? </li></ul><ul><li>How much public consultation was involved? </li></ul>?
  3. 3. Government Guidance PPS1 places sustainability at core of planning and later supplement requires development to mitigate and adapt to climate change PPS22 requires development and councils to consider opportunities to incorporate renewable energy in all development. PPS7 (sustainable dev. in rural areas) PPS9 (biodiversity) PPS10 (waste) PPS23 (pollution and sustainable drainage) Climate Change Bill (2008): targets for reducing CO 2 up to 2050 TO BE WITHDRAWN! REDUCED ‘… Development that is sustainable should go ahead, without delay…’
  4. 4. South East Plan (2008) Policies CC1& 2 Sustainable Development & Climate Change Mitigation : More carbon efficient new and existing bdgs. Influence residents’ behaviour Reduce need to travel, support sustainable transport Promote carbon sink land use Encourage renewables Reduce biodegradable waste to landfill Adaption: Reduce water consumption Minimise development in flood risk zones Improve resilience of new and existing bdgs Policy CC4 Sustainable Design & Construction Policy SH8 South Hampshire Authorities to develop common env. sustainable policies WITHDRAWN!
  5. 5. South Hampshire Sub-regional Coordination PUSH Green Infrastructure Strategy Sustainability Policy Framework   Partnership for Urban South Hampshire (PUSH)
  6. 6. <ul><li>Core Strategy/Local Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Policies for next 18 years, incl. on sustainable topics, e.g.: </li></ul><ul><li>Where to develop </li></ul><ul><li>Green Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Transport </li></ul><ul><li>Biodiversity </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Development </li></ul>Must provide evidence to justify local requirements going further than national standards for sustainable development Adopting the PUSH policy
  7. 7. Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) ESD 1 Minimum Code For Sustainable Homes & BREEAM Requirements ESD 2 Rainwater Harvesting or Greywater Recycling (not houses) ESD 3 External Water Consumption ESD 4 Sustainable Drainage ESD 5 Passive Solar Heat Gain ESD 6 Carbon Dioxide Reduction (small scale zero/low carbon technologies) ESD 7 Green Roofs ESD 8 Trees
  8. 8. Development Briefs All dwellings must achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 and all non–residential development must meet BREEAM ‘excellent’ certification together with other environmentally sustainable requirements
  9. 9. <ul><li>Benefits : </li></ul><ul><li>Standards </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Nationally recognised standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Future-proofed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rising scale of sustainable performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mandatory emissions and water consumption standards </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Standards go beyond energy and water </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Independently assessed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessment funded by developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence in assessment </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ease of use by planners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compliance based on certificates </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoids need for technical expertise by planners </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annual monitoring </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plus…. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BREEAM/Code credits can be used for more specific/prescriptive requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>9 sustainable categories: </li></ul><ul><li>Energy/CO2 </li></ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul><ul><li>Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Surface Water Runoff </li></ul><ul><li>Waste </li></ul><ul><li>Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Wellbeing </li></ul><ul><li>Management </li></ul><ul><li>Ecology </li></ul><ul><li>36 issues each with variable no. of credits </li></ul>Code/BREEAM
  10. 10. Implementation “ As it stands, I am not persuaded that either development meets with the Council’s requirements for environmentally sustainable development as set out in the SPD, or that they accord with Local Plan policy 34.ES…… ……… For the reasons given above, I conclude that both the appeals should be dismissed.” Isobel McCretton INSPECTOR 8 February 2011 <ul><ul><li>Care home: 3 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commercial: 10 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel: 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hotel & retail: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential: 30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Residential & retail: 1 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Total: 47 </li></ul></ul>Development applications where SPD applied by Nov 2011
  11. 11. The Future g). For all developments over 250 dwellings or 10,000 sq m, fund a post occupancy evaluation to assess the true sustainable performance of the building between 1 and 2 years after occupation; and h). For all developments over 500 dwellings, undertake a BREEAM Communities assessment at the master-plan stage with a requirement that at least a BREEAM ‘excellent’ standard (or equivalent) be achieved; Policy DM29, Environmentally Sustainable Development a)-f) builds on SPD and updates policies…. Eastleigh UK National Planning Policy Framework due Spring 2012 Will set the context for all future local plan policies Heavy lobbying from major housebuilders