Planning support | Low Energy Consultancy

Overview of Planning support

LEC are fully conversant with the complicated details of planning, in particular specialising in the elements surrounding Sustainability and Energy.  The team is very experienced with the early imergence of the Merton rule and London Plan.  These have been the base point for all local planning authorities Local Development Frameworks (LDFs) and Sustainable Development Plans (SDPs) which has filtered out arcoss the UK. 

As the importance of energy reduction increases there is less scope to comfortably meet compliance without some additional intelligence support from a sustainability and or energy consultant.  The regulations are changing, Part L is due an update, we have seen the disappearance of Code and renewable targets are shifting.  Some authorities look for contributions to lower carbon emissions or reduction of energy from renewables, where others look back to Code Level 4 still.

This can be very confusing and without early intervention can be costly to retrospectively comply.  

Our clients value the addition of LEC at the initial planning stages to help with BREEAM, Part L, Renewable options, Overheating and Energy Statements

Working together with the design team ensures greater flexibility in the long run and also smooths out that initial planning hurdle.

The Tower, St George Wharf, London
The Tower, St George Wharf, London

Featured Case Study

London

223 luxury apartments at The Tower, St George Wharf.

The Tower, St George Wharf, London

Planning support

Citadines Barbican, London
Hotels
Citadines Barbican
London

Inspection of full air conditioning works and energy audits.

Citadines Cavendish, London
Hotels
Citadines Cavendish Hotel
London

Inspection of full air conditioning works and energy audits.

Citadines Holborn London
Hotels
Citadines Holborn Hotel
London

Inspection of full air conditioning works and energy audits.

Citadines Trafalgar London
Hotels
Citadines Trafalgar Hotel
London

Inspection of full air conditioning works and energy audits.

East Hill, Wandsworth, London
Residential
East Hill
Wandsworth, London

Bespoke residential development on busy high street.

Goscote Palliative Care Centre, Birmingham, external view
Healthcare
Goscote Palliative Care Centre
Birmingham

Building services compliance inspection for NHS Palliative Care Centre.

Marshalls Group, Cambridge
Industrial, Distribution and Automotive
Marshalls Group
Cambridge

Entire estate portfolio reviewed and assessed for Energy Performance standards.

Norton House, London external view
Refurbishment and Fitout
Norton House
London

Refurbishment of local authorities residential properties, surveys, improvement recommendation and final certification.

Peterborough Hospital
Healthcare
Peterborough Hospital
Peterborough

Conversion of two single patient rooms to accommodate three beds across various wards within the hospital.

Roman Place, Bow, London
Residential
Roman Place
Bow, London

206 No. residential and commercial new build.

Royal College of Music, London
Student Accommodation
Royal College of Music
London

330 No. bed student accommodation, practice rooms and common rooms.