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Energy Statement Report Top Tips

An Energy Statement Report outlines how a development will meet the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, Local Planning Policy and the requirements of the local Council. 


1. Engage with your Local Planning Authority in the pre-application process to understand their requirements. You can either do that yourself or we can help you.


2. Don’t be afraid to put forward alternative solutions to meeting LPA carbon reduction targets. Some will accept a fabric first approach in place of renewables, but it will vary from site to site. 


3. Ensure that you leave plenty of time in the design process before submitting your planning application to make any amendments to your drawings (to show PV panels for example). 


4. Work with a team who understands what your Local Council requirements are. This will make the process much smoother. 


5. Once planning permission has been granted and you move on to detailed design, make sure you double check and update your energy statement. Using actual details instead of the assumptions made at planning stage, can improve the efficiency of the build. Just make sure that any amendments to the Energy Statement are signed off by your Local Planning Authority. 


6. Whatever stage you’re at, ensure that you comply with the requirements of the Energy Statement. Failure to do so could leave you open to enforcement action from the Council and leave you unable to sell your property. 


Would you like to know more? If you have any concerns about an Energy Statement, please contact us today. We are not just a company that produces your report, we advise you at every stage possible and give you the best possible solutions. We always bring our considerable experience to help you to save money on your build, ring us on 08458 386 387 today.

Jon Ponting

Author: Jon Ponting

This article was published by Jon Ponting on 05.04.2016.