We are so pleased to have been chosen by the London Borough of Hounslow (where we live and work) to help with their mission to tackle climate change. Our task is to design their Supplementary Planning Document on Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation.

This is a crucial document providing guidance to all developers wishing to develop new or existing property in the borough, in order for the Council to help meet the government’s national target of Net Zero by 2050.

There is also guidance for homeowners in the borough who are keen to do their bit, so the Council provide a series of measures that can be taken retrospectively to improve the efficiency of their homes.

This document is absolutely fascinating and so important, which is why it is a privilege to have responsibility to make the document user-friendly.

Accessibility is a key aspect of the brief, which is common for councils, but this isn’t really the main challenge. This type of document is being rolled out by boroughs across the country, we’ve seen a number of them (not very inspiring), so we want to create a best in class version –  benchmarking a new level of engagement, clarity, structure and accessibility – for others who follow to take inspiration from.

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