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London Plan policy 5.9

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Dear Sir/Madam,

Under EIR 2004 regulations, I would like to request information regarding the council’s implementation of London Plan policy 5.9 (on overheating risk) in planning decisions, particularly in major residential developments.

Specifically:

1. What is the council’s approach to implementing policy 5.9, and has the council developed additional local policies in this area?
2. At the pre-application stage, what advice is provided to developers to help them address policy 5.9? For example, are developers made aware of GLA guidance on energy assessments and the ‘Early Stage Overheating Risk Tool’ in Appendix I?
3. Are developers expected to carry out dynamic overheating modelling as recommended in the GLA guidance?
4. How does the council monitor the success of these policies in reducing overheating issues in new build properties?

If any of these information requests are unclear, I am happy to revise my request with your advice as required under the regulations. I would like all information to be provided in an electronic format where possible.

best wishes,
James MacDonald.

Planning, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request

Our reference: 2477553

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CEXaccessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

Dear Sir,

Re: Your request for information: Ref No. 2477553

Thank you for your request for information that was received on 27 January
2021, in which you requested:

Under EIR 2004 regulations, I would like to request information regarding
the council's implementation of London Plan policy 5.9 (on overheating
risk) in planning decisions, particularly in major residential
developments.

Specifically:

1. What is the council's approach to implementing policy 5.9, and has the
council developed additional local policies in this area?

2. At the pre-application stage, what advice is provided to developers to
help them address policy 5.9? For example, are developers made aware of
GLA guidance on energy assessments and the 'Early Stage Overheating Risk
Tool' in Appendix I?

3. Are developers expected to carry out dynamic overheating modelling as
recommended in the GLA guidance?

4. How does the council monitor the success of these policies in reducing
overheating issues in new build properties?

I am writing to advise you that the time limit for responding to your
request for information under the Environmental Information Regulations
2004 needs to be extended.

The Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to your request from
the date of its receipt. However, it is occasionally necessary to extend
the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response.  In this case, I
regret that we must extend the time limit for responding by an additional
5 working days because of the volume and complexity of the request.
Therefore, we hope to let you have a response by 3 March, and will keep
you informed of any further delay.

We apologise sincerely for the inconvenience it might have caused and
thank you for your patience at the same time.

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Yours faithfully,

 

Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer
[email address]

 

 

 

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Dear Martyna,

This is no problem.

I do not require a long and detailed response but a brief summary for each of the points. I hope this should be relatively quick and straightforward, and not take too much of officers' time.

Yours sincerely,
James MacDonald

CEXaccessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

Thank you, Mr Macdonald. This is most appreciated. Our planning policy team assured me they would provide a response by the end of the week. They are all a bit occupied with the ongoing Southwark Plan public enquiry at the moment. I shall provide you with it as soon as I receive it.

Yours sincerely,
Martyna Plewniak BCS - FOIA 2000
Senior Information Officer
Planning Division
Chief Executive’s Department | London Borough of Southwark
160 Tooley Street | London SE1P 5LX
T: 020 7525 1585 | E: [email address]

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