26 Jul '11, 2pm

Read UK-GBC’s response to the draft NPPF here:

The UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) welcomed yesterday’s publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and its emphasis on delivering reductions in greenhouse gas emissions through planning. However, UK-GBC believes that the ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ needs further clarification in order to provide greater certainty to developers and ensure that developments meet the highest standards of sustainability. Paul King, CEO of UK-GBC commented: “We welcome the publication of the draft NPPF. We support its intention to simplify the planning process, and applaud its emphasis on the need to achieve ‘radical reductions’ in greenhouse gas emissions through both new developments and through support for the refurbishment of existing buildings. We also welcome the proposals for local authorities to work across boundaries to ensure that the...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/site/news/show-news-details?id=432

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