Wales has committed itself to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3% per annum by using specific planning policies and national planning policies and initiatives such as the Tyndall Centre to investigate actions needed to reduce emissions by 3%, 6% and 9%. The Wales Assembly Government has also decided to adopt the Code for Sustainable Homes to evaluate the sustainability of new homes in Wales. The Code for Sustainable Homes covers nine principles which are energy and CO2 emissions, water, materials, surface water run-off, waste, pollution, health and well being, management and ecology.
Will the new Welsh planning permissions work?
The implementation of the new planning permissions should be possible but there are obstacles that could limit success within the allotted time frame such as the Technical Advisory Notes (TAN’s). However, the Welsh Assembly has shown that the Code for Sustainable Homes will take national and international precedence as documented in their 2010 statistical release that was published recently by the Welsh Assembly Government and again in the National Assembly of Wales committee meeting minutes.
What can Sustainable Homes offer?
If you are interested in knowing more or want to be a qualified Code for Sustainable Homes assessor you can look at our Code for Sustainable Homes training courses. In-house options are available for interested parties.
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