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Whole lifecycle carbon optioneering planning advice note consultation

Date updated: 12/08/2022
Give the Planning Policy and Strategy Sustainability Team your views on a Draft Planning Advice Note assessing whole lifecycle carbon emissions from development options for a site. Consultation 6 July – 30 September 2022. Two events to attend.

To enable the  Square Mile to reach net zero by 2040, a new development proposal needs to minimise all carbon emissions – whether they come from running the building, or the carbon embodied in the building itself. We have developed a Whole Lifecycle Carbon Optioneering Planning Advice Note (WLC PAN) to help achieve this.

The PAN sets out how a proposal for a new development should go through an ‘optioneering’ exercise. The assessment looks at different types of refurbishment that retain existing fabric, as well as a more substantial redevelopment of the site, involving demolition. The WLC PAN standardises the facts and figures that will need to be submitted with a planning proposal – including a dashboard to easily show how the options compare.

We want to hear from our communities, businesses, developers and other stakeholders about this guidance to reduce carbon footprints in our built environment. All representations will be considered before we adopt the WLC PAN and should be sent to:

Email Planning Policy Consultations

Write to

Sustainability Team
Policy and Strategy
Environment Department
City of London Corporation
Guildhall, PO Box 270
London EC2P 2EJ

Consultation events

Wednesday, 7 September, 6–7.30pm, an in-person event and virtual via Microsoft Teams. The venue will be confirmed as soon as possible and a Teams link will be sent to all attendees.

Thursday, 8 September,12.30-1.30pm, a virtual event via Microsoft Teams

Email Planning Policy Consultations identifying which event you wish to attend.

There will be expert workshops on Tuesday, 13 September and Thursday, 15 September for invited industry experts, London government and authorities.

Email Planning Policy Consultations if you wish to be included.

Whole Lifecycle Carbon Optioneering Planning Advice Note PDF (13MB)
Date submitted: 4/07/22