Questions to the Mayor of London – answered on 1st March 2022.
Will you acknowledge that the current wording of the draft Energy Assessment Guidance, in rejecting ambient loop systems, excludes a viable innovative solution and that the London Plan should be amended to ensure that future guidance allows for the use of other such low carbon innovations?
No. 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 current guidance does not reject ambient loop systems. It supports communal ambient loop systems, and also supports ambient loop systems with individual heat pumps where there is no potential to connect to a district heat network.