11.12.4 Building Energy Development Management Requirements

Closed22 Dec, 2020, 09:00 - 12 Mar, 2021, 17:00
11.12.4 Building Energy Development Management Requirements
  • The Planning Authority will promote the use of local materials to reduce transport emissions in the sector and use of sustainable, low carbon footprint materials instead of those that require intense high temperature and carbon emissions
  • Encourage high standards of energy efficiency in all building developments and encourage developers, and owners to improve the environmental performance of the building stock, including the deployment of renewable energy. 
  • Require a provisional BER certificate as part of any planning application, showing how the proposal will comply with Part L of the Building Regulations
  • To require that planning applications for large buildings, as defined by the Energy Performance of Building Regulations, demonstrate that due consideration has been given to the technical, environmental and economic feasibility of installing alternative energy systems in the proposed building, and that the use of such systems has been taken into account, as far as practicable, in the design of that building.  This shall also apply to applications for ten or more housing units. 
  • To promote and advise for the use of low carbon  material and appropriately designed new buildings, which utilise orientation, shelter, sun, light, etc. in design details.