The Greater London Authority has announced it is implementing its zero carbon homes policy on all major developments from 1st October 2016. This post will outline a summary of the changes
- ‘Zero Carbon’ homes to form part of major development applications
- Residual regulated CO2 to be off-set through a cash in lieu contribution £500 – £5k per dwelling
- Non-domestic developments seek to achieve a 35 per cent reduction against Part L 2013.
Implementation of zero carbon homes & further cash in lieu payments
The Greater London Authority has announced its intention to implement its zero carbon homes policy on all major developments from 1st October 2016:
‘Zero carbon’ homes are homes forming part of major development applications where the residential element of the application achieves at least a 35 per cent reduction in regulated carbon dioxide emissions (beyond Part L 2013) on-site. The remaining regulated carbon dioxide emissions, to 100 per cent, are to be off-set through a cash in lieu contribution to the relevant borough to be ring fenced to secure delivery of carbon dioxide savings elsewhere (in line with policy 5.2E).
Summary of changes:
The reduction targets the GLA will apply to major applications:
Stage 1 schemes received by the Mayor up until 30 September 2016
- 35% below Part L 2013 for both residential and commercial development.
- 35% below Part L 2013 for commercial development covenant
- Zero carbon (as defined in section 5.3) for residential development this will be 35% achieved traditionally onsite with residual CO2 paid by a cash in lieu payment (see for analysis).