Local Energy Efficiency Targets

Meeting: 
MQT on 2014-07-23
Session date: 
July 23, 2014
Reference: 
2014/2809
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Can the Mayor provide an update on where discussions now are with the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) in relation to their proposed changes to restrict planning authorities ability to set local energy efficiency targets? 

Answer

Answer for Local Energy Efficiency Targets

Answer for Local Energy Efficiency Targets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

LP policy on improvements in energy efficiency beyond Building Regulations is intended to provide a smooth transition in London to zero carbon housing by the Governments proposed deadline of 2016. 

 

The GLA and CLG have had positive discussions regarding transitional arrangements relating to the implementation of the Housing Standards Review and the introduction of standards for zero-carbon homes but we do not know the final transitional arrangements.

 

We are expecting an announcement in the latter half of July from CLG that will give further information on the implementation of the Housing Standards Review.