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Code for Sustainable Homes: Background


The Code for Sustainable Homes was launched as part of a package of measures towards zero carbon development, including an overarching consultation: Building A Greener Future  on the shift to zero carbon; and a consultation on the draft of a new Planning Policy Statement: Planning and Climate Change.

Communities and Local Government (then ODPM) carried out a public consultation on the code between 4 December 2005 and 6 March 2006.  The consultation documentsummary of responses to the consultation and the Regulatory Impact Assessment can be viewed on the Communities and Local Government website.