Bottesford NDP

Policy 9 
Renewable Energy and Low Carbon Technologies

1. New development should incorporate sustainable design features to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate against and adapt to climate change.

2. Innovative approaches to the construction of low carbon homes which demonstrate sustainable use of resources and high energy efficiency levels will be supported where the resultant built form respects the character of the setting. Examples would include but would not be limited to:

a) the use of alternative heat sources to gas; and

b) siting and orientation to optimise passive solar gain; and

c) the use of high quality, thermally efficient building materials; and


d) installation of energy efficiency measures such as loft and wall insulation and double glazing; and

e) the installation of solar panels.

3. Development of individual and community scale proposals that use renewable and low carbon energy resources will be supported where the scheme has demonstrated compliance with national policy in weighing the benefit in reducing carbon emissions against the impact on heritage assets.

4. Development that delivers renewable energy will be supported where it can be demonstrated that it;

a) does not have an unacceptably adverse impact on the amenity of residents and visitors (including: noise, vibration, views and vistas, shadow flicker, water pollution, odour, air quality, emissions, sensitivity and character of landscape) and

b) does not have a significant adverse effect on any designated site (including SSSI, regionally or locally important geological sites, sites of ecological value, Local Green Spaces, Significant Green Gaps); and

c) does not result in an unacceptably adverse effect on protected species, including migration routes and sites of biodiversity value; and

d) does not result in the loss of the best and most versatile agricultural land in grades 1,2 and 3a of the Agricultural Land Classification; and

e) transmission lines should be located below ground wherever possible to reduce the impact on the open countryside.

5. The electrical infrastructure within new homes should be capable of the future addition of ultra-low emission vehicle charging infrastructure, in terms of anticipated load capacity.

6. The provision of vehicle charging points for public use is supported where its location does not have an adverse effect on the character of the Parish.

7. The inclusion of tree species as part of landscaping schemes on new development which will absorb CO2 and other harmful particles to improve air quality will be supported.