30 Oct '12, 5pm

Government shake-up of housing regulations likely to cause confusion, affect quality and slow down delivery warns UKGBC

UK-GBC warns that this no holds barred, wide-ranging shake-up, which follows the biggest overhaul in planning regulations of recent times, risks actually hindering housebuilding efforts, rather than stimulating the sector by creating more uncertainty for housebuilders. The review will almost certainly also result in poorer quality homes built to lower environmental and social standards. CLG’s panel will be looking at all regulations and standards associated with the quality of housing, including issues such as: Structural safety Fire safety Toxic substances Conservation of fuel and power Access and facilities for people with disabilities Electrical safety. The review also includes an objective to ‘Deliver a mechanism, legislative or otherwise to ensure that local authorities cannot layer on any additional rules and standards through the planning system, beyond those left a...

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