Sustainable development

4. Guidance on energy statements

Stockport’s Core Strategy has specific policies on managing carbon emissions (PDF 3.5Mb) from development in the borough.

If you're adding an extension to a house in the borough, you'll be required to complete the existing dwelling energy checklist (PDF 102Kb). It includes guidance on how to complete the checklist.

If you're delivering new development you're required to provide an energy statement no matter what scale of development you're undertaking.

The low carbon design guidance (PDF 456Kb) will take you through the steps required for inclusion in an energy statement. It explains the policy requirements for all scales of development.

There are two example Energy Statements available for large and small scale schemes. They show how an Energy Statement could be laid out. These statements are available to view below:

In addition there is our guide to technology costs (PDF 119Kb). It can inform the local costs for different low carbon technology options for different types of development.

Our district heating feasibility guidance (PDF 291Kb) gives requirements of undertaking feasibility works. This is helpful if you're considering district heating as a solution to managing the carbon emissions for a development.

In addition we have five case studies for you to examine as examples of how such work can be achieved. Please view our [district heating feasibility case studies (PDF 833Kb)].

The original studies are available to download. The feasibility guidance is drawn from these case studies. They are titled Stockport Climate Change and Energy Evidence Study and Stockport Low Carbon Policy Implementation Evidence Study.