Listed Buildings: Energy

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 11th June 2015.

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Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, what recent representations his Department has received on heat loss through windows in listed buildings.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change changing planning guidance on listed buildings to reduce heat loss through windows.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, on listed buildings, what he plans to discuss when he next meets the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, on listed buildings, when he next plans to meet the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, on listed buildings, when officials in his Department met the Department for Energy and Climate Change in the last month.

Photo of Bill Wiggin Bill Wiggin Conservative, North Herefordshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2015 to Question 319, on listed buildings, what subjects he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government)

In determining applications for replacement windows in listed buildings local planning authorities must take account of national planning policies, including those on the historic environment and supporting energy efficiency improvements to existing buildings. They must weigh up these policies and any other relevant considerations, including the relevant development plan, in considering each case.

Government guidance makes clear that conservation is an active process of maintenance and managing change. It recognises that heritage assets are likely to require sympathetic changes from time to time to ensure they remain used and valued.

Historic England publishes a range of useful advice on saving energy for owners of listed buildings and developers. This can be found online at: https://www.historicengland.org.uk/advice/your-home/saving-energy/.

I will meet my rt.hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for the Department for Energy and Climate Change soon but in line with the established practice under previous administrations, details are not provided on the topics discussed at meetings between Government Ministers.

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