Our sustainability goals for Wandsworth

The council is committed to making Wandsworth:

'A community of global citizens living within environmental limits in an attractive high quality local environment'. 

We have long-term ambitions for a more sustainable future.

These are:

  • Demonstrating leadership on sustainability in partnership with local communities
  • Reducing greenhouse gas emissions to slow down climate change and reduce reliance on fossil fuels
  • Preparing for and adapting to the unavoidable effects of climate change
  • Tackling consumption of resources, energy and pollution; and
  • A cleaner, greener, healthier and safer borough that does not compromise the wellbeing of future generations

Our 2010 Environmental Ambition Statement sets out the council's aims in full.

Our progress

Over the past few years we have made progress on environmental issues in many ways, for example:

Projects supported by the council:

Sustainable design and low-carbon energy guidance

The London Plan and Wandsworth's Local Plan 2023 require certain standards of sustainable design and construction and reductions in CO2 emissions through low-carbon and renewable energy.

The following checklist and guidance note have been prepared to help applicants for planning permission in addressing these policy requirements.

Download the Sustainability checklist and energy assessment guidance

Advice to assist applicants for planning permission in meeting the sustainable design/construction standard and reductions in CO2 emissions required by the London Plan and Wandsworth Local Plan.