Planning & Development

Planning & Development

Our Services

  • Sustainability statements and strategies
  • Low and zero carbon energy strategies
    • Greater London Authority reporting
  • Renewable energy feasibility assessments
  • Discharge of conditions
  • Carbon budget statements
  • BREEAM assessments
  • Home Quality Mark (HQM) and Code for Sustainable Homes assessments
  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment assessments
  • Strategic design appraisals

Our Approach

We combine our in-depth knowledge of sustainability issues and understanding of the planning process to liaise with local councils and determine their sustainability criteria.

We then work to agree a feasible and deliverable solution.

A presumption in favour of sustainable development lies at the heart of the National Planning Policy Framework.

This means that sustainability performance will be a key determining factor when it comes to gaining planning consent.

A Range of Services to Support Your Development

Element Sustainability offers a range of services to support your development, whether it is a residential, non-domestic, new-build or renovation project. We will guide you from the initial concept right through the planning stages and on to completion.

Proposed strategies are developed and implemented by our experienced, in-house specialists. These incorporate key aspects of sustainability appraisal and certification to fulfil both the planning policy targets and our clients’ priorities.

On completion of the scheme, our team will provide the necessary reports and certification to speed up the discharge of conditions.

Our aim is to realise the potential of the site from both a commercial and environmental perspective.