Officers brand Film Studio environmental statement as vague

In a recently published statement on the planning portal, Buckinghamshire Council’s Directorate for Planning Growth & Sustainability has indicated Marlow Film Studio’s much touted environmental plan is insufficient and lacking in any credible detail.

The modelling & calculations for building emissions are “acceptable as part of an initial, high-level assessment”. It goes on to say that “the Energy Statement (ES) that has been provided is suitable only as an initial, high-level estimate” and “we disagree with the explanations for “Be clean” and “Be green” within the [Energy Statement]”.

Also the proposed “sustainable construction” lacks substance: “the Climate Response Team would require the applicants to provide evidence of waste reduction throughout the entire development”.

It shows that the sustainability angle of the speculative proposal is a tick-box PR exercise from Guernsey-based Dido Property Limited rather than a well-thought-through, inclusive plan.