Life Cycle Analysis within the London Plan
With a vision of creating a net-zero carbon city by 2050, the London Plan is the Spatial Development Strategy for the Greater London region, comprising the City of London and the 32 London boroughs. It is written by the Mayor of London and published by the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Chapter 9 of the plan covers Sustainable Infrastructure (SI) with policies SI2 and SI7 being the key ones pertaining to the planning process for major developments.
Policy SI2: Minimising greenhouse gas emissions
Whole Life Carbon (WLC) emissions should be calculated for each project via a life-cycle assessment (LCA) and the actions taken to reduce WLC emissions should be demonstrated. This is mandatory for referable applications, but it should be noted that GLA guidance on WLC encourages LCA to be done for all projects in London.
Consult construct are well placed to manage this new requirement on behalf of our clients, utilising our specialist software.