Can you commit to amending the draft Energy Assessment Guidance for final publication to allow for the use of ambient loop systems in heat network priority areas, so long as they can connect?
The aim of the draft Energy Assessment Guidance is to explain how to prepare an energy strategy that accompanies a planning application to ensure compliance with London Plan policies SI 2 - 4. The guidance does support the use of ambient loop systems in heat network priority areas. It does not support the use of ambient loop systems using individual heat pumps in each apartment where there is potential to connect to a district heat network. This is due to the issues outlined in the response to Mayor’s Question 2022/0750.