These proposals envisage central and local government working together with industry and local stakeholders to identify and designate areas within which heat networks are the lowest cost, low carbon solution for decarbonising heating. This consultation is government’s first in what is intended to be a multi-year project developing the necessary legislation and processes for zoning. … Read more
We want to know what you think about proposals to introduce new measures for the process of felling street trees. These measures will make it clearer who is responsible for decisions and what process they should follow. We’re also asking for views on strengthening the Forestry Commission’s power to deal with illegal tree felling. We’ve … Read more
The consultation sets out our proposed approach, including in relation to future releases into the wild, current and future releases into enclosures and existing wild-living beavers. We also want to know what management and support you think should be available to those managing beavers.
Proposed interim arrangements to clarify specific parts of Scottish Planning Policy (SPP) (2014) relating to planning for Housing
Seeks views on a proposal to make COVID-19 vaccination a condition of deployment in older adult care homes
Seeking views on which relevant public authorities should be considered for designation as ‘Relevant Public Authorities’. In particular, we are looking to understand: the bodies’ contribution to local air pollution the actions the bodies could realistically take to reduce the contribution in a local context the resource implications for the body
We are seeking views on proposals to extend the Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm (England) Regulations 2015.
We are seeking views on how we should design the proposed Green Heat Network Fund (GHNF) scheme. The GHNF is a capital grant funding programme which is intended to help new and existing heat networks to move to low and zero carbon technologies. Its objectives are to: achieve carbon savings and decreases in carbon intensity of heat … Read more
This consultation sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this. These proposals will bring significant benefits to landlords, tenants and our environment including: reducing energy bills and increased comfort for tenants and supporting delivery of our statutory fuel poverty target of EPC C by 2030 potential property value improvements for landlords delivering carbon emission savings … Read more
This consultation sets out our plans for the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency; it will be introduced by 2025. This document … Read more