SPD by planning topic

Sustainable Design and Construction SPD

The Sustainable Design and Construction SPD (pdf, 3.1mb) was adopted by the council in 2009. The SPD contains detailed guidance that supports our policies in our Development Plan. It sets out how new developments can be designed and built to minimise their impact on the environment. The SPD focuses on explaining how our planning policies on energy, pollution, water, waste, flooding and biodiversity will be applied to different types of development.

The SPD won a Commendation for Climate Change award from the Royal Institute of Town Planning (RTPI) during their annual award ceremony on 4 February 2010.

Parts of the SPD have been superseded by the Mayor of London’s Sustainable design and construction supplementary planning guidance (SPG).

View and download the supporting documents for the SPD below:

Page last updated: 11 June 2019