Ministers review housebuilding regulations

Wed 16th December 2015, 4:19 pm

The government has announced plans to stimulate housebuilding in the UK by examining regulations in areas such as infrastructure and environmental requirements.

The "Cutting Red Tape" review, run by the Cabinet Office, aims to "identify and remove unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and associated costs to the housebuilding sector, while ensuring necessary protections are maintained".

Regulations will be put out to public scrutiny, particularly on how they are enforced by the government. Key to the plan is the removal of unnecessary regulatory burdens on businesses – the review extends to the energy, waste, mineral extraction and adult social care sectors, as well as the housing sector.

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