Planning for Sustainability is one of the very few dedicated organisations that is able to deliver a truly integrated multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development in London. We work from project strategy to planning consent and implementation.

Daylight and Sunlight, Right to Light

Daylight and sunlight are a material planning considerations and compliance to the requirements is essential. Our team of specialist support your project with an impact assessment and the preparation of a daylight and sunlight report to submit with your planning application.

LZC Feasibility and Energy Strategy

We report on your Low and Zero Carbon Technologies and Energy Assessments to help support planning approval.

An Energy Assessment accompanies reports for planning applications and demonstrates the proposed carbon emissions reductions over Part L and the financial contribution for ‘zero carbon’ homes. The reports demonstrate compliance with national and local policies and regulations, thus establishing a scheme’s suitability for planning approval and ensuring the approved scheme can achieve its planning conditions at practical completion

Air quality

To support planning applications, we examine the impact of both the construction and operational phases on the air quality of your development. The impacts are compared against national and local air quality objectives and/or significance criteria defined within relevant air quality guidance. We will give you mitigation measures that can be adopted, and for significant challenges we will use detailed assessments which includes dispersion modelling.

Thermal Comfort

There is growing evidence that homes are at risk of overheating, and that this will increase with climate change.
This is currently only partially addressed in current tools and approaches, which typically focus on the detailed design stage and do not encourage sufficient consideration of early stage decisions such as site and dwelling layout, nor holistic consideration of overheating risk together with linked design issues such as ventilation and noise.

We provide a comprehensive package of support services ranging from strategy to detailed building assessment to help the design of buildings with a high degree of thermal comfort.


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