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Sustainability for Planning

Eight Associates provides pre-app, planning and early design stage advice for projects across the UK. Our planning team has a multidisciplinary service offering that comprises sustainability appraisals and documentation to demonstrate compliance with national and local policies. Our fundamental aim is to ensure that schemes capitalise on their sustainability opportunities while clearly communicating these achievements to planning authorities and the public alike to ensure recognition of a scheme’s credentials and increase the likelihood of gaining planning approval.

We have a range of expert consultants in-house to provide all sustainability reports for planning as required at RIBA Stage 2, Concept Design, which typically includes:

  • Energy Assessments.
  • Sustainability Statements.
  • Overheating Analysis.
  • Sustainable Drainage Systems Strategies and Flood Risk.
  • Air Quality Assessments, including dispersion modelling.
  • Ecology and Tree Surveys for protected species and preservation.
  • Daylight & Sunlight Impact Assessments.
  • Internal Daylight Analysis.

Eight Associates has in-depth experience of assisting design teams with the planning process, providing a comprehensive, practical and hands-on approach to service the project effectively. We have a robust understanding of what planning officers will require relating to sustainable design through our years of working on hundreds of planning applications across London and the UK.

Client Quotes
"We have worked with Eight Associates for many years and always found them fast and responsive and with a practical approach to sustainable design."
Max Horwell
Partner at E+M Tecnica
"Our experience of working alongside Eight Associates on a variety of projects is of a professional and progressive company. Clients benefit from an efficient multidisciplinary approach, that provides a very effective service to developers, architects, institutions and property owners in relation to their environmental, ecological, planning and sustainability matters."
Jason Mills
Writtle Forest Consultancy Ltd.
"Eight Associates is a lovely company to deal with and I recommend with enthusiasm anyone who would consider them. They are diligent and professional, usually actioning before their deadlines – great team players."
Steve Reynolds
Director, Thornton Reynolds Engineering Consultancy
"Eight Associates approaches sustainability in a holistic way and consider a range of sustainability factors and their interdependencies. They offer multiple services under one roof, which is like gold for clients, saving time, providing clear communication, and preventing the usual back and forth and mixed messages"
Ignacio Escobar
Tarmac
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten
Projects Director, Brighton College
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