Planning Considerations for Greater London

Navigating Sustainability Requirements for London Developments

In our extensive journey spanning over 3,000 projects, we’ve observed a recurring challenge: the unexpected emergence of sustainability aspects during the final stages of planning. These last-minute surprises can derail timelines, inflate budgets, and introduce unforeseen complications. Recognising this, we’ve crafted a solution to prematurely address these challenges.

Our tool is specifically tailored for architects, urban planners, developers, and any professional involved in the intricate industry of urban development within Greater London (Soon UK). Whether you’re designing a residential complex, a commercial hub, or a mixed-use space, understanding the sustainability requirements from the outset is crucial.

By utilising this tool, you’re not just accessing a database; you’re tapping into a reservoir of experience and expertise. With a few simple steps, you can gain insights that would traditionally require hours of research and consultation. The potential savings in terms of time, money, and resources are significant. More importantly, it empowers you to make informed decisions early on, ensuring a smoother planning process and a sustainable outcome that aligns with both your vision and the city’s requirements.

Are you uncertain about specific assessments and surveys your upcoming development in London might need? Our tool is here to guide you. How to Use the Map:
  • Locate Your Site: Type in the postcode or address in the search bar
  • Draw site boundary: Click on ‘Draw a polygon’ to draw site boundaries. This will locate your proposed development.
  • Complete the Form: On the right hand side the map, you’ll find a form. Fill in the details about your development.
  • Get Your Results: Once you’ve filled in the necessary information, press the ‘Submit’ button. In moments, you’ll receive a summary of a Local plan on Sustainability policies and a comprehensive list of required assessments and planning considerations tailored to your specific area and the development.
  • Download PDF: At the bottom you will find a button to download a PDF of results.
  • Request a Risk Assessment: Please contact us to request a comprehensive Risk Assessment, so you can be sure of all potential risks in more details. This will cover potential design limitations and how assessment will interact between each other.

Is the Data Reliable?

Absolutely! Our information is sourced from reputable bodies such as Environment Agency, DEFRA, GLA and others, ensuring you get accurate and up-to-date guidance.

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Development Scale:
question mark Major Development:
  • Residential development of 10 or more dwellings
  • Residential development on a site area of 0.5 ha or more and the number of dwellings is unknown.
  • Development of floorspace of 1,000 m2 or more
  • Development on sites over 1 ha or more
  • Change of use over 1,000 m2 or more
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