The Sustainable Design Toolkit aids decision making on sustainable design at the initial concept, pre-planning and planning application stages for development in Hertfordshire.
By using open questions and best practice guidance, the toolkit helps stakeholders consider and implement the principles and practice of sustainable design in a highly visual, intuitive and engaging way.
Navigate the virtual townscape and start exploring the interactive building models and comprehensive suite of guidance using the topic tabs, questions, hotspots and more information tabs.
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Intuitive and interactive PDF versions of the Sustainable Design Toolkit are available. The PDFs can be used to create a Sustainable Design Statement to submit as part of a planning application or pre-application submission, and to inform and create development and design briefs for individual sites or schemes. The PDFs can also be downloaded and printed for reference and use with clients and stakeholders.
Please note the Sustainable Design Toolkit does not prescribe any particular design solution or set any policy requirement or standard over and above those set out in any relevant Development Plan or legislation. The Sustainable Design Toolkit should always be read and used in conjunction with the policies contained in the relevant Development Plan and any applicable legislation and regulations.