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DCLG RESPONDS TO SUSTAINABLE HOUSING REPORT

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The government this week published its response to the environmental audit select committee's Sustainable Housing: ...
The government this week published its response to the environmental audit select committee's Sustainable Housing: A Follow-up Report.

It highlights the key environmental policies of the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and other government departments that are aimed at ensuring that new and existing homes are more sustainable.

Building regulations minister Angela Smith announced that the DCLG and Environment Agency are investigating ways to strengthen the flood resilience of homes in areas of potential flood risk.

She said: 'Across government we are putting the environment first by mandating high energy and water efficiency standards, incentivising energy efficiency in existing buildings and using the planning system to tackle climate change. This means we can turn the challenge of delivering the homes we need into an opportunity to create more sustainable developments.

'New flood resilience measures will build on the protections in our recent draft planning policy statement on flooding. We must ensure that the way we plan for, as well as the way we build, new homes can minimise risk and maximise resilience.'

The government's full response is available here.

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