Housing: Carbon Emissions

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 25th April 2017.

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Photo of Steve McCabe Steve McCabe Labour, Birmingham, Selly Oak

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what assessment he has made of the contribution of London's zero carbon standards for all new homes to the UK's commitment to reduce carbon emissions from buildings by 22 per cent by 2030; and if he will give other city regions and local authorities the power to introduce such zero carbon standards.

Photo of Gavin Barwell Gavin Barwell Minister of State (Department for Communities and Local Government) (Housing, Planning and London)

We have not made an assessment of the contribution of London’s zero carbon standards to the carbon reduction commitments. Local authorities can already bring forward in their local plans policies to promote low carbon development. Such policies need to have regard to national policy set out in the National Planning Policy Framework and other relevant statements of government policy.

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