Solar panels could be considered at the future reserved matters stage. Elements within the Energy Statement (submitted with the outline application) specifically seek to promote lower carbon and sustainable energy use and mitigate against energy wastage. The requirement for energy-efficient, lowcarbon well-insulated buildings, an all-electric energy supply for the site, and the use of air source heat pumps are examples of these elements.
The analysis in the Energy Statement found that these features make more difference to carbon and householder energy costs than solar panels would. Therefore, these are the things in which Landsec believe it is crucial to invest and commit to, before considering the inclusion of solar panels, but this is not ruled out.