[Source: East Suffolk Council]

A new planning document has been adopted in East Suffolk to help guide the development of sustainable buildings in the district.

East Suffolk Council has adopted a new Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The Sustainable Construction SPD seeks to provide comprehensive planning guidance on a wide range of sustainable construction topics include energy efficiency, renewable energy, water management and conservation, construction methods, and use of materials. The SPD also includes guidance to help make the Sustainable Construction Policy requirements clear for proposals and planning applications.

Cllr David Ritchie, cabinet member for Planning and Coastal Management said:

“Our two Local Plans contain policies relating to climate change and sustainable construction and this Supplementary Planning Document will support the implementation of those policies.

The new document, which also reflects the introduction of the Future Homes Standard and planned changes to the national Building Regulations, will be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications going forward.”

View the Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document and supporting documents.

Physical copies of the documents can also be requested through the Council’s Customer Service locations.