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    ralph perry robinson

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    Good post but how exactly could it be made law? Is there enough parliamentary time between now and May, and is it actually a sufficient vote winner for lobby fodder MPs to be whipped?

    Our recently adopted core strategy here requires all new developments to be CfSH4(ie more than part L); this is yet to be challenged but there seems to be no reason why we can’t require that, whatever size the builder or scheme. Unless I’ve missed something…

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    ralph perry robinson

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    The implementation of the scheme is briefly described in the November 2014 Consultation document here:

    5. Implementation
    34. Section 3 of the Building Act 1984 allows for exemptions to be made from Building Regulations’ requirements. The Government has in the Infrastructure Bill introduced an amendment to the Building Act to enable Building Regulations to implement allowable solutions. Subject to Parliamentary approval, the Government would expect that any exemption would be set out in those Regulations which will be the subject of detailed further consultation in due course.
    35. The exemption will need to be developed to ensure that it does not constitute a state aid and this will be taken into account in the final design of the exemption.

    The Infrastructure Act (12/2/2015):
    http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/7/pdfs/ukpga_20150007_en.pdf
    doesn’t appear to do anything other than pave the way for offsite “Allowable solutions”, themselves as yet undefined.

    So, at the risk of making a subjective remark
    .. the fat lady aint yet sung…

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    Andrew Warren

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    Ralph

    You are quite right, the die is not yet finally cast. We must all hope that good sense will prevail.

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