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Object

Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review - Pre-Submission of Main Modifications

Representation ID: 24233

Received: 23/11/2015

Respondent: Crest Strategic Projects

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation:

We support the amendment to Policy DM1 which reflects the withdrawal of the Code for Sustainable Homes. However, we object to Part a. of Policy DM1 and this should be removed. The Written Ministerial Statement March 2015 and 'Fixing the Foundations' July 2015 indicate that LPAs should not set additional local technical standards for new dwellings and that the Government does not intend to proceed with 'Allowable Solutions' or the proposed increased energy efficiency requirement. Therefore, LPAs cannot require developments to meet standards higher than those set in the Building Regulations Part L.

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Object

Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review - Pre-Submission of Main Modifications

Representation ID: 24267

Received: 20/11/2015

Respondent: Home Builders Federation Ltd (HBF)

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation:

Requiring residential development to achieve a 19% improvement in energy efficiency over Part L of the Building Regulations is contrary to national policy in the Written Ministerial Statement March 2015, the Deregulation Act 2015 (S.43), and Fixing the Foundations July 2015. The Government is not proceeding with zero carbon Allowable Solutions or the proposed 2016 increase in on-site energy efficiency standards. It does not wish LPAs to set targets higher than the Building Regulations. The Council cannot require that applicants go further than Part L 2013. The Council should also consider the viability implications of the water efficiency standard.

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Object

Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review - Pre-Submission of Main Modifications

Representation ID: 24312

Received: 21/12/2015

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation:

The Deregulation Bill 2015 specifies that Councils cannot set any additional local technical standards relating to the construction, internal layout or performance of new dwellings other than the nationally described space standard, an optional requirement for water usage and optional requirements for adaptable / accessible dwellings where these are supported by evidence of need and viability.
Furthermore, Gladman would remind the Council to pay careful attention to the requirements set out in §173 and 174 of the Framework regarding viability and not placing undue policy burdens on developers that the plan from being delivered.

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Object

Core Strategy and Policies DPD Review - Pre-Submission of Main Modifications

Representation ID: 24325

Received: 21/12/2015

Respondent: Mr Arwel Owen

Legally compliant? Not specified

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Not specified

Representation:

The proposed modifications should provide for the deletion of references to the Code for Sustainable Homes but should not introduce any further policy requirements.

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