London Plan Energy Statements

New London Plan requirements

  • The release of SAP 10 will alter the London Plan shortly, with a new carbon factor for today’s National Grid energy mix
  • Systems using mains gas are no longer considered more favourably
  • Solar Photovoltaic (PV) will have less of an impact, nevertheless, still required for most projects to achieve the reduction targets
  • Combined Heat & Power (CHP) is no longer the preferred option for heating
  • A focus on the risk of overheat in the domestic sector, while ruling out the use of air conditioning
  • Zero carbon for non-domestic buildings
  • Fabric efficiency first, with set minimum reductions of energy demand

The Greater London Authority (GLA) has set out ambition sustainability targets for developments within its planning framework ‘The London Plan’. Proposed commercial developments are expected to achieve at least a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions by following the ‘Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green’ Energy Hierarchy.

Major residential developments extend this requirement to target Zero Carbon, through a mix of fabric improvements, renewable technologies, heating networks and carbon offset payments.

The Energy Strategy might also include a cooling system analysis, or examine the risk of overheat. In some circumstances it might need to accompany a broader Sustainability Statement.

, London Plan Energy Statements

Why Pro Sustainability?


We are happy to liaise with the Local Planning Authority on your behalf.
Our energy statements follow the Local Authorities requirements and conditions and present it in a clear way to avoid any delay in your application.
We will research your council requirements and discuss them with you
We will make sure we discuss your project, along with the options available, to make sure the report presents a realistic and achievable approach, in the most cost effective way.

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