As part of the housing and construction Red Tape Challenge, which was introduced in spring 2012, the Department for Communities and Local Government published on the 20 August 2013 a Housing standards review consultation document ,seeking views on the results of the recent review of building regulations and housing standards including a review of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
The consultation closed on the 22 October 2013.
On 11 November 2010, the Department for Communities and Local Government published the Summary of responses to the consultation paper: Sustainable New Homes: The Road to Zero Carbon: Consultation on the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Energy Efficiency standard for Zero Carbon Homes, to align with changes to Part L of the Building Regulations and the proposed approach to adopting the 2016 definition of zero carbon.
The following relevant documents supporting the consultation were also published on the Department's website:
On 23 July 2007 the Department published a consultation: The future of the Code for Sustainable Homes - Making a rating mandatory on proposals to make rating against the Code for Sustainable Homes mandatory. This consultation also asks about the future of the Code, including whether Lifetime Homes standards should be made mandatory at progressively lower levels of the Code over time.
On 16 November 2007 the Department published a summary of responses to this consultation: The Future of the Code for Sustainable Homes - Making a Rating Mandatory: Summary of Responses. The principle message is that as a result of consultation, the Government confirmed it would be proceeding with the implementation of mandatory rating against the Code for all new homes.
In November 2007 we published an Impact Assessment which was part of the Housing and Regeneration Bill Impact Assessment paper, that analysed the costs and benefits of introducing mandatory ratings against the Code changes which included updated modelling data on the costs of building Code homes. Further details of the cost modelling undertaken can be found in the Cost Analysis of The Code for Sustainable Homes: Final report.