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Carol Somper Sustainable Planning


Woodside Avenue, Eastleigh, Hants - This 3.3 hectare site in the centre of Eastleigh town is 100% residential. An Interim certificate was secured for First Wessex Housing Association. Eastleigh Borough Council decided that a final certificate would not be required as the development was under 100 units.

North Stoneham/land south of Chestnut Avenue and Allington Lane, Eastleigh, Hants - Two developments for the Highwood Group – a mixed use 61 hectare site with a community centre and the design restores elements of historic parkland where an Interim certificate is in place and Final Certification is in progress. Secondly, a mixed use development of 680 homes plus retail and education facilities is likely to begin in late 2018.

Mon Tresor ‘airport city’, Mauritius for Omnicane Covering more than 600 hectares the site will have a wide range of uses, with the first phase focusing around a new customs and trading area. The assessment framework is based on BREEAM Communities 2012, but tailored to the location and in-country regulations. A Final Certificate rating of "Very Good" was achieved for the First Phase masterplan in 2017. Certification for the first residential phase is likely to begin in 2018.

As an experienced licensed BREEAM Communities Assessor/Auditor listed in GreenBookLive (BRE Global), Carol understands the process and technical issues covered by the scheme.

Carols' role as the assessor is to interpret the requirements of each issue in relation to a scheme, communicate these requirements to the client and liaise with the project team to collate the evidence which needs to be submitted along with the assessment report.

North Stoneham Park Site