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Housing Standard Review – 8/10/14


8 October 2014


09:30 – 13:00


Homes and Communities Agency, 5 St Philips Place, Birmingham, B3 2PW.


Sustainable Housing Action Partnership (SHAP)

The event

SHAP’s  previous response to consultations on housing standards and allowable solutions stated,  “We stated that we believed that higher standards should have been introduced by 2014 in order to drive the industry towards zero carbon for new house building by 2016.  This would give investor confidence with regard to infrastructure and product/process development. We felt that until new higher standards are developed both for spatial planning and Building Regs, the ‘Merton Rule’ approach whereby good practice can be set at local level, signalling the route to zero carbon, should be retained.” This workshop will consider the response we want to make to the Government’s proposals to establish a uniform baseline for performance and quality of new buildings. The following consultation documents can be found at: Written Ministerial Statement Consultation and technical documents Impact Assessment and background documents Press Notice The existing policy and regulation will be consolidated into a  national framework centred on Building Regulations, including zero carbon homes, from 2016 with five core remaining standards identified.

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