Net Zero Carbon Development Plan Document - Regulation 19
11.1 In preparing this DPD, the Council has undertaken a high-level viability assessment. This demonstrates that the majority of development types, in the majority of locations are viable.
11.2 Net zero carbon development that accords with this DPD will be required except where it can clearly be demonstrated that meeting all the requirements of this DPD will render a development proposal unviable.
11.3 Where this is the case, in line with Local Plan Policy DM2, applicants should discuss viability concerns with the Local Planning Authority at the earliest possible stage in the development process and any viability assessment will be independently reviewed. Where this demonstrates that the viability of a proposal is threatened, discussions should take place with the Local Planning Authority on a case-by-case basis to consider the implications.