Planning Permission
Communities and Local Government

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Ann McKechin (Glasgow North, Labour)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions officials in his Department had with officials in the Regulations Oversight Group of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills prior to the introduction of the Non-domestic Self-funding Software Validation Service.

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Andrew Stunell (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Communities and Local Government; Hazel Grove, Liberal Democrat)

holding answer 27 February 2012

The introduction of the Non-domestic Self-Funding Software Validation Service involved no regulatory changes that would, in the normal course of events, require discussion with the Regulations Oversight Group of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills.

Since the introduction on 25 January, we have said that neither DCLG nor the operator of the Energy Performance Certificate Register will introduce any changes for the purposes of complying with Part L of the Building Regulations or for generating Energy Performance Certificates and Display Energy Certificates that would trigger the need for software for non-domestic buildings to undergo validation in 2012. The only exception to this is air conditioning software, which will need to undergo validation prior to the statutory requirement to lodge air conditioning reports onto the non-domestic Energy Performance Certificate Register coming into force in April. Air conditioning software providers were advised in October that central funding was no longer available for third party software validation, and that alternative arrangements would be introduced.

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