Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or other forms of low carbon district heating
All new development should consider the integration of Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or other forms of low carbon district heating in the development. The circumstances under which developments are required to connect to existing CHP infrastructure or be ‘CHP Ready’ are set out in the Climate Change SPD.
We are actively promoting electric vehicle charging points and have already provided a number of these in the borough. Details of when new development will be expected to provide electric vehicle charging points or when a contribution towards public charging points will be required, are set out in the Climate Change SPD.
Design and construction
The design of all new developments will be required to take account of layout, landform, orientation and landscaping to maximise efficient use of energy and adapt to the impacts of climate change.
The design of all new developments should facilitate the reduction of waste and the recycling and composting of the waste produced.
All developments should consider the use of sustainable construction techniques that promote the reuse and recycling of building materials. All development is encouraged to use responsible resourcing of materials and is encouraged to source materials locally.
Ecology and biodiversity
All development is encouraged to make biodiversity enhancements such as green roofs and bird and bat boxes, to achieve a development that is resilient to the impacts of climate change.