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Sustainable Design and Construction (October 2016)

  • Planning, conservation and building control

This Sustainable Design and Construction Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD) sets out Barnet's technical requirements for environmental design and construction management. 

It sets out requirements on air, noise, water, energy, water, waste and habitat quality in order to achieve protection and enhancement of the environment.

Context to national standards, Core Strategy, DMP and the London Plan

The SPD requirements are linked to existing national standards and guidance and will be updated in line with emerging opportunities and future policy developments.

The SPD expands on the policy approach set out in the Core Strategy and Development Management Policies (DMP) Development Plan Documents (DPD) and the London Plan. It focuses on Sustainable Design and Construction and updates the guidance originally published in 2007. It has been revised to focus on the essential requirements against which planning applications for all forms of development in Barnet will be assessed.

The Sustainable Design and Construction SPD sits beneath and implements Local Plan policies in the Core Strategy and the Development Management Policies documents, setting out borough-wide requirements and best practice planning guidance. The Sustainable Design and Construction SPD will be used as a material consideration and help inform decision making by the planning service and planning committees.

Consultation and adoption

The Sustainable Design and Construction SPD was subject to consultation between July 2016 and August 2016. The Consultation Statement describes how this was conducted and the council's responses to the comments received.

In accordance with Regulations 11 and 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, notice is hereby given that Barnet council's cabinet adopted the Sustainable Design and Construction SPD on 5 October 2016. The Residential Design Guidance SPD was also adopted on the same date.


  • Planning Policy
  • Strategic Planning and Regeneration
    London Borough of Barnet
    Barnet House
    1255 High Road
    London N20 0EJ
  • Tel: 020 8359 4990
  • Email: forward.planning@barnet.gov.uk

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