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Sustainability Design and Construction Statement (SDCS)

All planning applications with the exception of proposals that are themselves solely for the installation of energy efficiency measures or renewables.

Sustainable Design and Construction Statements (SDCS) should demonstrate how the proposals will contribute to the achievement of sustainable development and to the mitigation of and adaptation to climate change. They should include the following, as a minimum:

  • A non-technical summary of climate change mitigation measures included in the design;
  • Details of how the proposed climate change mitigation measures compare to the minimum required under current Building Regulations;
  • An explanation as to why other climate change mitigation measures have not been included.

Please see our informative guidance note which is available to download SDCS Guidance Note on Content FINAL 18.8.21. The aim of this note is to provide practical guidance on what the Council expects to see in a good SDCS and to help applicants produce a clear and concise statement, which explains how proposals accord with policy requirements and achieve the highest possible standards of sustainable design and construction.