Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Save the Merton Rule - Have Your Say


The Housing Standards Review Consultation closes in a week.  DCLG’s proposals will remove the Merton Rule, whereby Local Authorities can require developers to go beyond the Building Regulations on energy efficiency.  The Building Regulations themselves are not providing a pace of improvement to support renewable energy in new buildings and seem unlikely to do so for years to come.  We need to make our voices heard on this issue at DCLG.

Want to make a difference, but a bit short on time?  The solarblogger has helpfully done the hard work for you.

 Simply cut and paste the text below into an email and send it to:



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Subject: Housing Standards Review Consultation

Dear Sirs

I wish to register my opposition to your plans to repeal the Planning and Energy Act 2008 before you have implemented Zero Carbon Homes.

Please carefully read the following three articles:


With kind regards,

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