A Sustainability Statement, is a summary of the Environmental Strategy for the project. It should be considered at early stages of the design, usually at concept design. Reason why a number of Local Authorities throughout the UK request for this to be done as part of a planning application.
The items to be considered can vary depending on the location and benchmark or methodology to be followed. However, in broad terms it should include:
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A Sustainability Statement can be part of the submission for a planning application and is the first approach to identify and list the strategies required to achieve a specific environmental rating. The Sustainability Statement can use a specific Environmental Rating or suit the requirements of a client or Local Authority. The different ratings can include:
Start with the assessment at pre-planning stage RIBA Stage B-C.