Dclg opts to remove local powers
Local planning authorities will no longer be able to impose higher energy efficiency standards for developments than those set out in buildings regulations if recent amendments to the Deregulation Bill, now making its way through parliament, come into forceThe communities department (Dclg) has inserted a clause in the Bill to amend the Planning and Energy Act 2008 and prevent local authorities in England imposing their own energy standards. “Government
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