Housing Standards Review (2)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-11-20
Session date: 
November 20, 2013
Reference: 
2013/4240
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Has the Mayor been in contact with the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government over proposals in the Housing Standards Review proposal that no other energy standards will be allowed to be set apart from those in national building regulations?

Answer

Answer for Housing Standards Review (2)

Answer for Housing Standards Review (2)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have written to Eric Pickles, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government. The letter expressed concerns with proposals for a National standards set which could limit the GLA's ability to apply Planning policy on housing design and space standards as well as energy standards in new housing. The letter requested a meeting with ministers to discuss these proposals, and requested the opportunity to make further comments, once CLG reaches a clearer position on the proposals.