Manchester City Council

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Sustainability in the built environment

New developments

The Guide to Development in Manchester contains the latest environmental standards for developers to follow and includes standard such as the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM. For further detail see Section 4 of the Guide at:

The Guide is a Supplementary Planning Document and Planning Guidance and is part of the new planning system for Manchester, the Local Development Framework. For more information visit

Design for Sustainability

As part of the Science City Programme coordinated by Manchester Knowledge Capital, the Design for Sustainability Innovation Partnership (D4SIP) was created in recognition that sustainable design and construction is one of the potential growth areas where Manchester has expertise in both its businesses and universities sector. Manchester City Council are part of the D4SIP programme, which looks at four main areas: Research, Best Practice, Enhancing the Development Framework and Promoting Excellence. For more information visit:

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