Spelthorne Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation: Policies and Site Allocations

Comment ID pol/310
Document Section Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Design Policy DS2: Sustainable Design and Renewable/Low Carbon Energy Generation View all on this section
Respondent Rachel Rae View all by this respondent
Response Date 21 Jan 2020

We are in support of your aims to ensure high quality design is supported within development schemes. We would like you to consider the opportunity to dramatically improve the quality and sustainability of development within the Borough through the “Building with Nature” principles. The scheme involves incorporating water, wildlife and wellbeing into development design and schemes are able to achieve 3 ratings from design award to full award for exemplary schemes. We would like to see this policy seek to ensure development meets, where feasible, an excellent award. Please see www.buildingwithnature.org.uk for further information. If taken forward, this approach would enable to the sustainability appraisal to show delivery of a positive impact on health and wellbeing and biodiversity from short term to long term.

We also support the commitment to ensuring water efficient standards of 110 litres per person per day are included. However, restricting this to residential schemes may be an oversight and we would like to be extended to include all development.

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