Publication: Pre-Submission Gloucester City Plan

Pre-Submission City Plan

Policy G7: Water Efficiency


Development proposals must demonstrate that the estimated consumption of wholesome water per dwellings should not exceed 110 litres of water per person per day.

3.7.27 The NPPF sets out that plans should take a proactive approach to mitigating and adapting to climate change, taking into account long-term implications for flood risk, water supply, biodiversity and landscapes. Gloucester City lies within the Severn Trent Strategic Grid area, which has been identified as 'high vulnerability' within the Water Resource Management Plan (2019). It is therefore important that the amount of water used is reduced and that new developments install water efficient fitting and appliances in new homes. More generally, improved water efficiency provides wider benefits to the water cycle and environment.