DCLG looks to weaken new-home sustainability ambition

Proposals in DCLG’s Housing Standards Review aim to tackle red tape in house building, but they also threaten the higher ambition needed to deliver zero carbon homes by 2016

The government's housing review aims to slash rules and standards from 100 to just 10 (photograph: Dreamstime.com)Britain’s groundbreaking Planning and Energy Act 2008 faces the axe under proposals by the Department for Communities and Local G

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