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Housing: Sustainable development

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 14th September 2015.

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Photo of Julian Knight Julian Knight Conservative, Solihull

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to promote sustainable home design using sustainable materials.

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

In its response of March 2014 to the Environmental Select Committee's Report: Code for Sustainable Homes and the Housing Standards Review, the Government set out that it would consider work being undertaken by the European Commission to establish common standards for the sustainability of construction before deciding on any next steps in developing sustainability standards in England. The Commission's work is ongoing and further information can be found below:

http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/buildings.htm

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