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Practice Guidance: Planning for Sustainable Buildings

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This TAN provides guidance on how good design should be achieved through the planning process.
How to reduce the carbon footprint of a new building, extension or refurbishment by using renewable and low carbon technologies.
This Guidance is to help local planning authorities in deciding on applications for renewable and low carbon energy developments.
An updated version of the toolkit to assist local planning authorities produce renewable energy assessments and develop policies in their local development plans.
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This practice guidance provides advice to developers on integrating sustainable building design principles into their proposals and to local planning authorities on assessing local development plan strategic sites.

The practice guidance includes case studies which demonstrate good practice in sustainable building design.

This guide complements our range of practice guidance on renewable and low carbon energy.

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