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Building, Housing, Infrastructure and Planning

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Main focus
  • ​Make it easier for people to retrofit buildings that they own or occupy.

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Key phrases
  • Embodied and operational carbon.

  • Heating and cooling.

  • Insulation.

  • New building.

  • Retrofitting.

  • Conservation area.

  • Listed building.

  • Permitted development.

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Current projects
  1. Help to develop the Council retrofitting strategies for privately owned buildings, by (for example) suggesting business models, gathering case studies, and promoting exhibitions of supplies and techniques. 

  2. Support the Council in making extensions and refurbishments, as well as all new buildings, match the Net Zero Carbon ambition. by looking for planning applications that fall short.

  3. Work to ensure that planning guidelines and rules are readily understood and applied to satisfy both heritage and environment objectives, by (for example) putting forward simple statements and sensitive extensions of permitted development rights.

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