Housing: Standards

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 8th August 2019.

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Photo of Alex Cunningham Alex Cunningham Labour, Stockton North

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2019 to Question 263865 on permitted development rights, what assessment he has made of the implications for the quality of new homes of the lack of minimum standards in Building Regulations for (a) space and (b) daylight; and if he will undertake to review those regulations.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

The review of permitted development rights for the change of use to residential will consider the quality standards of the homes delivered in England. This will consider matters relating to size, location, amenity and design.

In addition, as part of its implementation plan for the Hackitt review, the Government has said that it will review the Building Regulations guidance. Any issues that are identified, such as space or daylight could contribute to our ongoing consideration of building regulations. The Government will set out its detailed plans in due course.

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