Zero Carbon Targets Dropped

A section of the newly released Productivity Plan, which focuses upon announcements of changes to the planning process released today, confirms that the Government is dropping the zero carbon buildings policy first announced in 2007.

As a result of this change, both the 2016 zero carbon homes target and the 2019 target for non-domestic zero carbon buildings will be dropped, and there will be no changes to Part L in any form during 2016.

The Productivity Plan states that the Government ‘does not intend to proceed with the zero carbon Allowable Solutions carbon offsetting scheme, or the proposed 2016 increase in on-site energy efficiency standards, but will keep energy efficiency standards under review, recognising that existing measures to increase energy efficiency of new buildings should be allowed time to become established.’

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