2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council require developers to carry out a whole life cycle carbon assessment of new build developments?

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Planning & Land Use
New Builds - Embodied Emissions
Volunteer Research
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Points awarded if the council requires developers to carry out a whole life cycle carbon assessment for new developments.


Whole Life-Cycle Carbon (WLC) emissions are the carbon emissions resulting from the materials, construction and the use of a building over its entire life, including its demolition and disposal. A WLC assessment provides a true picture of a building’s carbon impact on the environment. For example it takes account of the embodied energy of the materials.

If this policy is applied for all new developments but does not apply for small scale developments (in England this is defined as any development under 10 homes) then the council will still score the point.

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11 Northern Irish councils

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Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/1
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/1
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/1
Belfast City Council0/1
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/1
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Mid Ulster District Council0/1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/1