Enable local planning authorities to set requirements for energy generation
and energy efficiency in local plans.
Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—
A local planning authority may in its development plan and development plan
documents specify that any person making an application for planning
permission should include such reasonable provision as the authority may
the generation of energy from renewable sources as part of the
the generation of low carbon energy as part of the proposed
an energy efficiency standard in all, part or parts of the proposed
development that exceeds that required by any building regulations in
force at the time of the application.
“development plan” has the same meaning as in the Planning and
Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (c. 5);
“development plan document” has the same meaning as in the Planning
and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004;
“local planning authority” has the same meaning as in the Town and
Country Planning Act 1990 (c. 8).
For the purposes of any area in Wales the development plan is the local
development plan adopted or approved in relation to that area.