Neighbourhood Forum

Policy PNP1 (f) - Towards a sustainable low carbon energy efficient economy

Policy PNP1 (f)

Towards a sustainable low carbon energy efficient economy

New development should aim to achieve where appropriate and subject to viability: i) the latest developments in sustainable construction and water management technologies that mitigate and adapt to climate change; ii) the use of reclaimed materials and natural finishes; iii) include soft landscaped areas for natural drainage of rain water, and compensate fully for any existing soft area lost to development; iv) on site renewable energy generation to achieve 20% of subsequent in-use requirement wherever possible. Solar arrays will be encouraged where they do not adversely affect residential amenity, a vista of landscape value, or designated conservation area; v) connecting cycleways and footpaths where development involves new road infrastructure;