Elmhurst submits final consultation response
On 1st October 2019 the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) published The Future Homes Standard consultation with proposals to require, amongst other things, an 80% reduction in carbon emissions from new dwellings by 2025. This was accompanied by a proposed interim step in 2020 and put forward two options: a reduction of either 20% or 31% in carbon emissions. The deadline for responding to the Consultation is 7th February 2020.
Elmhurst widely communicated its response to the consultation, and, having sat on the working groups that drafted it, was able to quickly summarise the changes for members, which it published as a news item on the 2nd October. Elmhurst then embarked on a country-wide tour of training events, attended by over 200 members, which culminated in the Elmhurst Building Regulations Conference on the 10th December, attended by another 120 members. We published our draft response on 12th December and feedback from members resulting in amendments which we are delighted to include in this formal response.
Elmhurst Managing Director, Martyn Reed, thanked his team for working so quickly to get the Design SAP 10 Beta software released, and for scheduling and delivering the training and conference, all delivered within eight short weeks. He also praised Elmhurst members who were keen to become involved and share their views and opinions to improve the response and the resulting legislation.