We're often asked to create Water Neutrality reports to support planning applications in areas such as the Horsham District Council region and Chichester/South Downs. A Water Neutrality report is a document that outlines efforts to achieve water neutrality, which means that the amount of water used by the development is balanced by the amount of water that is returned to the environment or replenished through conservation and restoration measures.
The report typically includes an assessment of past and future water use, with supporting data, as well as a description of the measures taken to conserve water, such as implementing water-efficient technologies and rainwater harvesting.
Water neutrality reports are often used by local authorities and Natural England as a way to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and responsible water use. They can also help identify opportunities for improvement and serve as a benchmark for future water conservation efforts.