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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, including:

  • Energy Strategies.
  • Sustainability Statements.
  • Overheating Analysis.
  • SuDS reports.
  • Air Quality Assessments and 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 strong 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
"Eight Associates are 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 have worked for Cadogan for many years to help us reach our objective to develop more sustainable buildings on the Estate. We have found their assistance in helping us to achieve this objective invaluable and Eight Associates form an integral part of the develop team in reaching this goal."
Nicholas Dutton
Head of Building Surveying, The Cadogan Estate
"Eight Associates have 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
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt
M&E Services Manager, Buckingham Group Contracting
"The Green Register really values eight associates' commitment to the promotion of sustainable building in all areas of their work."
Lucy Pedler
Director, The Green Register of Construction Professionals
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