Examples of sustainability features, such as attenuation ponds and wild flower meadows

Sustainable development

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the Government’s planning policies for England. At the heart of the NPPF is a presumption in favour of sustainable development.

We are committed to ensuring that the new community at North of Horsham is sustainable. This means contributing to protecting and improving our natural and built environments. North of Horsham aims to provide much needed housing, while using natural resources sparingly, minimising waste and pollution and mitigating our impact on the environment.

Sustainable Drainage System

We will use a Sustainable Drainage System (SuDS) to ensure that the levels of surface water run off rates will be no greater than they are currently. This system will help reduce the risk of flooding, minimise water pollution and improve water availability.

It will also provide another opportunity to maintain and provide additional ecological habitats, with ditches and ponds serving as a sanctuary for existing wildlife. The system will also provide a public amenity and educational opportunity.

Energy efficiency

Liberty will work with the housebuilders at the development to ensure that they meet or exceed all relevant building standards which are in place when they bring their detailed planning applications forward.

North of Horsham will adopt the nationally / locally recognised energy hierarchy of:

  • lean – use less energy e.g. through demand reduction
  • clean – supply energy efficiently
  • green – use renewable energy sources

A range of renewable energy technologies will be considered at North of Horsham to reduce the carbon emissions of the development, including photovoltaics, solar hot water panels, air source heat pumps and ground source heat pumps.

Waste water

The development will connect into the existing waste water infrastructure at Pondtail Road.

We will improve the system in a number of locations to ensure the network can meet the needs of the development.

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