Climate Emergency Compliance Form

All applications are required to complete the relevant sections of this form.  Any form with blank entries will not be accepted and the planning application will not be able to be validated until the form is complete.

All planning applicants should identify whether or not they are able to fully meet the mitigation and adaptation requirements set out in the adopted Climate Emergency Planning Statement. 

If the requirements have been met, please set out which document this is evidenced in.  For example this could be:

·                     Energy Statement/Strategy;

·                     Design and Access Statement;

·                     Sustainability Statement,

·                     Sustainable Travel Plan,

·                     Energy Performance Certificate,

·                     Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) or

·                     Specifically indicated on plans, drawings or other compliance reports.

In the event that any of the requirements are not met in full, please explain why this is the case and identify any proposals to mitigate the impact of non-compliance.

With regard to considering appropriate mitigation, please note the following:

·         Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan (JLP) Policy DEV32.3 anticipates that there could be circumstances where carbon reductions are delivered through off-site measures.  This is reinforced by Policy DEL1.3 which anticipates the use of planning obligations for offsetting purposes in appropriate circumstances, and is further amplified in the JLP’s companion Supplementary Planning Document (para 9.39).

·         See para. 5.2 of the Climate Emergency Planning Statement for further information.

Completion of this form is a validation requirement and the local validations lists have been updated to include this.


Climate Emergency Compliance Form

Type of application (Delete as appropriate)

Major (Mj), Minor (Mn) or Householder (Hh)


Is the requirement being met onsite?

In full (F)

In part (P)

Not at all (N)

If ‘in full or in part’, which document/plan is the evidence included in;


If ‘not of in part’, please explain reason for non-compliance and identify any measures you are proposing to mitigate for the non-compliance



M1 – Onsite renewable energy generation

(Min 20% for Mn & Mj

Min 1kw for Hh)




M2 – Energy storage

(All apps)




M3 – Low and zero carbon space and water heating systems

(Mj, Mn)




M4 – Resilient and low carbon building materials

(All apps)




M5 – Demolition and rebuild

(Mj & Mn)




M6 – Electric vehicle charging points

(Mj, Mn and Hh adjacent to off-street parking)




M7 Active and sustainable travel

(Mj, Mn)






A1 – Passive solar design

(All apps)



(Must include Part O checklist as a minimum)


A2 – Protecting our soil resource

(All apps)




A3 – Protecting and enhancing tree cover

(All apps)





A4 – Protecting and enhancing gardens, green spaces and greenfield sites

(All apps)





A5 – Delivering sustainable drainage, surface water management and restricting urban creep

(All apps)





A6 – Delivering biodiversity net gain and habitat improvements

(Mj, Mn)



(Refer to relevant BNG Guidance document and other ecology/BNG requirements on the local validation lists)


If an offsetting contribution is being proposed to mitigate the impacts of non-compliance, please refer to the most up-to-date Greater London Authority Carbon Offset Funds guidance