20 Aug '13, 12pm

Housing Standards proposals fail to present vision for sustainable homes. Our response to Government's consultation

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has today published its long-awaited consultation on Housing Standards, following the Review it launched last October. The consultation sets out a number of planned changes to Housing Standards, which include phasing out the Code for Sustainable Homes and requiring minimum space standards for new homes. DCLG said the new proposals would “help free up the industry, support growth and get high quality homes built.” But the consultation excludes key sustainability requirements such as the responsible sourcing of materials and ecology. Paul King, Chief Executive of UK-GBC, said: “What we need is a vision for national housing standards that provides industry with the clarity and certainty it needs to build homes that are fit for the needs of people in the future. It therefore makes sense to rationalise a set of standard...

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