Monitoring and reviewing
You should refer to the Monitoring and Reviewing pages to gain an overview of the activity at National, Regional and Local level.
You should also refer to the Monitoring Adaptation Activity to understand the sorts of activities which should be undertaken in this area.
Generally, monitoring progress addressing Climate Change PPS issues through development management may require the following information to be collected:
- Data on applications received and permission granted, including scale of development, proposed uses, predicted energy demands and proposed energy technologies. This may be collected through the applications recording system (CAPS) or recorded separately by development control officers
- Confirmation of installation of technologies and compliance with conditions, including records of post construction checks, which may be conducted by Building Control
- Data on actual renewable and low carbon energy output, measured on an annual basis
As a development management officer, you are likely to be the best placed person in the LPA to obtain details of actual installed systems and you should actively encourage developers to provide you with that information. Alternatively you could introduce the officer responsible for monitoring sustainable energy to the developer as part of the process of monitoring the project.
Either way, data regarding what has been installed as a result of specific policies should be provided to the monitoring officer (from the developer either via you as the development management officer or directly) so that when it is compiled it can be used to assess the effectiveness of policy.