Planning Update June 2014- BREEAM, Code, Sustainable Buildings

Planning Update June 2014- BREEAM, Code, Sustainable Buildings

From 31 July 2014, it will no longer be necessary to provide Code for Sustainable Homes or BREEAM reporting with the majority of applications. The Minister has now set out how current requirements for BREEAM/Code for Sustainable Homes will be removed from the planning process.  On 31 July 2014, Part B of the sustainable building policy under Planning Policy Wales (minimum sustainable building – standards code level 3, BREEAM para 4.12.4) will be withdrawn.  Decisions made after that date need not take it into account and the current requirement to accompany planning applications with pre-assessment C4SH or BREEAM reports will fall.  The same approach applies to S73 applications to vary planning conditions on existing planning permissions (e.g. requiring interim and post-construction reporting). click here to see more...