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Local Development Framework evidence base for renewables and energy

LDF evidence base: renewables and energy.

Lewisham Renewables Evidence Base Study

The Lewisham Renewables Study acts as an evidence base in support of renewable energy, sustainable design and construction and energy efficiency policies for the Local Development Framework.

The study identifies the potential for decentralised and renewable and low carbon energy generation and assesses the viability of targets contained within the Code for Sustainable Homes.

​Lewisham Town Centre AAP: Low Carbon and Decentralised Energy Strategy Recommendations

This strategy provides the evidence base that supports the energy strategy and decentralised energy policies in the Lewisham Town Centre Area Action Plan.

The report is a qualitative energy study which assesses the suitability of Lewisham town centre as a location for the creation and use of decentralised energy networks.

Lewisham carbon offset study

The study assesses the likely costs of offsetting carbon emissions for a range of policy scenarios and potential offsetting measures to develop a strategy that provides practical alternatives to delivering onsite carbon reduction in line with policies set out in the Lewisham Core Strategy (2011).

The aim of the strategy is to help provide a flexible framework for developers to comply with national, London and local carbon reduction requirements whilst maintaining development viability.

On 1 October 2016 the Mayor of London applied a zero carbon standard to new residential developments.