Alongside Bioregional, we’ve been supporting Warwick District Council with the preparation of a Net Zero Carbon Development Plan Document (DPD). Development plan documents are planning policy documents that make up the Local Development Scheme and are used by planning officers to make decisions on planning applications.
To support the achievement of national and local carbon reduction targets, the Net Zero Carbon DPD aims to minimise carbon emissions from new and existing buildings within the district. Following the examination by the Planning Inspectorate earlier this year, we are hopeful that the DPD will be adopted shortly. Once adopted, the DPD will ensure new development will be net zero carbon in operation.
During the Net Zero Carbon DPD examination, a need for a supplementary planning document (SPD) was identified, and collaboratively we’ve been working with Bioregional to prepare the SPD in support of the Net Zero Carbon DPD.
The purpose of the Net Zero Carbon SPD is to assist applicants with the implementation of the Net Zero Carbon DPD policies by providing technical guidance to inform development designs and illustrate the measures applicants must consider in the preparation of an Energy Statement.
Following its preparation, the Net Zero Carbon SPD Consultation is now live for public comments.
When will the consultation close?
The consultation will run for six weeks and will close at 23:59 on Wednesday 29 November 2023.
Further information on the consultation and instructions on submitting your comments can be found on the Warwick District Council Net Zero Carbon Supplementary Planning Document page.
If you’re a landowner or developer seeking assistance with sites for housing, employment, renewable energy, carbon, or biodiversity offsetting, get in contact with our team on 01865 731700 or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org.