Reducing CO2 emissions

Summary Overheating Planning Application Requirements

All major planning applications are required to submit an Overheating Assessment for areas where people sleep or spend a significant amount of time. The summary guidance note below sets out the requirements for the Dynamic Thermal Modelling and what information should be included in the report.

The full checklist of the required information to be submitted as part of a planning application is available on the Planning and Building Control pages.

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Reducing carbon emissions through planning applications

We, and four other London Boroughs, commissioned a report to provide evidence on the potential to achieve greater carbon reductions on-site through new development. The report was finalised in May 2020 and produced by Etude, Levitt Bernstein, Introba (previously Elementa Consulting) and Currie and Brown.

Download the report:

3 main issues

The report addresses 3 main issues:

  1. Ability to achieve the zero-carbon target on-site for a range of development categories
  2. Appropriateness of the current carbon offsetting approach
  3. How the carbon offsetting price can encourage greater carbon reductions on site

New Local Plan 

The report forms part of the evidence base for our New Local Plan. Feedback on the report was first requested as part of the New Local Plan: First Steps Engagement.

We are considering how we can implement the report’s recommendations in Haringey. We will seek feedback from stakeholders as part of the next engagement step on the New Local Plan.

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Update to the Towards Net Zero Carbon Report

An update is currently being developed following Building Regulations Part L (2021) taking effect in June 2022. Once finalised, the update report will be published on this webpage.

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Page last updated:

February 24, 2023

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