Environmental Design - Islington Council

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Environmental Design Planning Guidance Tackling fuel poverty, enhancing quality of life and environment for all

Contents

1 Introduction

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2 Minimise energy demand and carbon emissions

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3 High sustainable buildings standards (BREEAM/Code)

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4 Minimising water consumption

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5 Protect and enhance biodiversity and facilitate access to nature

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6 Climate change adaptation: SUDS and overheating

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7 Sustainable materials, waste and construction impacts

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8 Operational sustainability

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9 Glossary

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Appendices Appendix 1: Technical standards to enable future connection

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Appendix 2: Recommended species list for green roofs in London

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Appendix 3: Green Performance Plans

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Appendix 4: Decentralised energy map

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Appendix 5: Recommended energy efficiency measures for existing buildings

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Appendix 6: Summary of information requirements for major applications by stage

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Appendix 7: SDC statement guidance for major applications

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Appendix 8: SDC statement guidance for minor applications

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Appendix 9: Relevant London Plan policies

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Appendix 10: Draft unilateral undertaking

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Environmental Design SPD Islington Council

1 Introduction 1 Introduction The purpose of this document 1.0.1

This document provides guidance on how new development in Islington should be designed and built so that positive effects on people's quality of life and the local environment are maximised and negative environmental impacts are minimised or avoided. This document will be adopted as a supplementary planning document (SPD).

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The SPD does not create new policy, but provides detailed guidance on how Islington's current planning policies relating to sustainable design will be applied to different types of development. Our current policies are set out in Islington’s Local Development Framework (LDF). Policies covering sustainable design issues within the LDF include Policy CS10 of the Core Strategy and policies DM40 to DM44 of the Development Management Policies (Energy and Environmental Standards chapter).

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The SPD is intended for a wide range of audiences: Planning officers, developers (and their clients), householders and any other interested stakeholders. Different users will find different sections of the guidance more useful (see How is the document structured? below). The overarching aim, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, is to help applicants make successful applications.

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This document applies to all planning applications that involve building or landscape works.

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The SPD is important (a material consideration) in helping the council make decisions about planning applications.

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The standards set out in this SPD will be kept under review as technologies, policies and practices advance. Where appropriate the SPD will be updated accordingly.

What is sustainable design? 1.0.7

Sustainable design is about maximising the positive effects of development for people's quality of life and the local environment whilst minimising or avoiding negative environmental impacts.

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Islington Council is seeking to improve the lives of all residents and make Islington a fairer place. Securing higher standards of sustainable design through the planning process will contribute directly to these overarching aims by providing benefits for Islington's residents, b