DCLG to restrict local control over building rules

Councils will soon lose the right to specify higher energy efficiency standards. Simpler national standards could still permit some discretion

by Paul Hatchwell
Current building rules allow councils to require stricter sustainability standards (photograph: Christopher Ware, Dreamstime.com)
Current building rules allow councils to require stricter sustainability standards (photograph: Christopher Ware, Dreamstime.com)

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