We are delighted to announce that EVORA EDGE, our new technical engineering division, has been instructed to undertake a strategic technical study for Guildford Borough Council. The study is to analyse the policy and cost-effectiveness of increasing the target carbon emissions rates for new build properties as part of the council’s proposed local plan.
Legislation allows local planning authorities in England and Wales to include policies imposing reasonable requirements on developers for:
- a proportion of energy used in development in their area to be from renewable sources in the locality
- a proportion of energy used in development to be from low or zero carbon sources
- development in their area to comply with energy efficiency standards that exceed the energy requirements of building regulations.
EVORA EDGE will undertake analysis on whether it is cost effective for developers to use renewable energy, or low or zero carbon technologies, in order to meet a proposed council increase to the target emissions rate.
EVORA is delighted to call Guildford Borough Council a new client, and to be working with it on this interesting project which will potentially inform planning strategy in the borough for years to come.
Andrew Cooper, our EVORA EDGE director who will be heading up the study, says: