Two interesting announcements on Friday, the release of Code for Sustainable Homes 2010 and mutterings from the Coalition that the Code may not have a long future and may be rolled into the Building Regulations.
Last week Grant Shapps tweeted
@grantshapps: Code for Sustainable Homes to be merged into building regs
There is absolutely no documentation that suggests that this is the case, but ministers are not famous, (particularly this one) for waiting for documentation and agreement before making political capital out of announcements.
Mel Starrs has an article highlighting the fact that Andrew Stunell has openly accepted that there is too much regulation in housing in the UK and the regulatory burden needs to be cut.
It would appear that there is agreement in the Coalition that the Code for Sustainable Homes is too prescriptive and needs to change. But clearly there is no agreement yet (despite Grant Shapps tweet) as to what exactly to change it to.
Watch this space.