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.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

Information request
Our reference: 26746002

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Dear James MacDonald,
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information that was received on 27 January
2021  requesting:

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.
 
We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004  and we aim to send a response by 24 February 2021.
 
In some case, a fee may be payable. If we decide a fee is payable, we will
send you a fee notice and we will require you to pay the fee before
proceeding with your request.
 
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004  may restrict the release
of some or all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an
assessment and if any exceptions  apply to some or all of the information
then we might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if
this is the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal
review and to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours faithfully
 
 
Shipa Begum
Complaints and Information Admin Officer
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
 
NOTE: Please do not edit the subject line when replying to this email.

London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Tower Hamlets Borough Council

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Information request
Our reference: 26746002

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Dear James MacDonald,
Your request for information has been considered under the requirements of
the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
I can confirm that the information requested is held by Tower Hamlets
Council and is attached to this email. 

The information has also been put on the [1]Council's Disclosure Log,
where you can also search for information supplied on other topics.

The Council's website www.towerhamlets.gov.uk contains a section on the
Freedom of Information Act that lists other publications readily available
from the Council under its Publication Scheme.

Conditions for the re-use of information where the copyright is owned by
the London Borough of Tower Hamlets can be found on our website.

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
Complaints and Information
Town Hall
Mulberry Place
5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG
[email address
 
If you are still dissatisfied with the Council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:
The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 01625 545 700
Website: www.ico.gov.uk 
 

Yours faithfully
 
 
INFORMATION GOVERNANCE
Complaints and Information
020 7364 4736
[email address]
‏ 
 

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Dear London Borough of Tower Hamlets,

Thank you very much for this comprehensive response.

Yours sincerely,

James MacDonald