Sustainability Statements What is a Sustainability Statement? A Sustainability Statement is a report for planning which details a proposed building’s commitment and strategy to meet the standards set out in its local authority planning policy. The Statement will concentrate on several key areas, including: Energy Efficiency BREEAM Climate Change Adaptation Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDs) Biodiversity Water resources Material Construction The statement demonstrates how local planning policy targets can be met and offers guidance on which actions should be taken if the scheme is not meeting it’s mandatory requirements. Why do you need it? Your local authority may request you submit a Sustainability Statement as part of a proposed planning application and it can also add real value as well as minimise any potential issues from the outset. How can we help? The quality and detail of the Sustainability Statement can play a significant part in helping your development receive planning approval and this is where we can help. We have vast experience of working with various local authorities and keeping up to date with their targets. This allows us to create swift, bespoke reports to ensure success with your planning application. If you would like to discuss a Sustainability Statement with one of our specialist assessors, please call us on 020 3286 2016 or email [email protected]uk and we will get back to you within the same working day.