Supplementary Guidance - Sustainable design and zero carbon development

The icon Sustainable Design and Zero Carbon Development Supplementary Guidance [10Mb] sets standards for carbon savings from new built development in excess of those required under the Scottish Building Standards. However, it does not prescribe how a particular standard should be achieved. The purpose of the guide is to ensure the delivery of sensitive and appropriately designed development.

It provides clear and practical advice on sustainable construction and development through the planning process. The Supplementary Guidance:

  • Identifies the main issues that need to be considered for any new development including design, construction and operational matters
  • Provides guidance on maximising energy efficiency using zero and low carbon energy supply and use
  • Considers water resource use and minimise vulnerability to flooding
  • Encourages the use of materials from sustainable sources while minimising waste during construction
  • Encourages energy efficiency through the re-use of land and conversion of buildings

Sustainability Checklist

To accompany the guide we have developed a icon Perth and Kinross Sustainability Checklist [255Kb] which should be submitted with your planning application.  If you are submitting a non-electronic application you must include one printed copy of the PDF document of your completed checklist. The checklist provides a guide to delivering sustainable development in Perth and Kinross.  We recommend that you start to use the checklist as early as possible in the development process. It will take time to complete the checklist.

The guidance relates to the Local Development Plan Policy EP1: Climate Change, Carbon Reduction and Sustainable Construction. It was approved by Scottish Ministers on 30 May 2014.

Contact details

Development Plan

Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Tel 01738 475300