Council's policy stance on carbon dioxide emissions upheld

A disputed condition requiring a 25 per cent improvement in total carbon dioxide emissions for the subdivision of a site and erection of a new dwelling in north London was upheld by an inspector who supported the council's stance finding that part L of the Building Regulations must reasonably be the default standard for new homes in terms of energy efficiency and emissions in the absence of any technical standards set out in the NPPF or PPG and amendments to the Deregulation Act 2015 still not yet in force.

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