Housing: Sustainable Development

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 15th October 2008.

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Photo of Sarah Teather Sarah Teather Shadow Minister (Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been assessed against the Code for Sustainable Homes since 1 May 2008; how many of these homes have been issued with (a) design stage and (b) post-construction certificates for levels (i) 3, (ii) 4 and (iii) 6 of the Code; and if she will break down these figures by type of landlord.

Photo of Iain Wright Iain Wright Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Communities and Local Government)

There is approximately a six month time lag between registration and the design stage assessment, with a further time lag between the time the design is assessed and graded and when the home is built and the post-construction assessment carried out.

382 homes have been assessed against the Code for Sustainable Homes since 7 April 2008 (which is the date that we received data). Of these 337 received design stage certificates at code level 3 and none at code levels 4 and 6.

There are now 11 homes with post construction certificates; nine at code level 3 and two at code level 4. We do not currently hold data on whether the property is freehold or the status of the tenancy.

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