Communities and Local Government has commenced a far reaching consultation on Building Regulations including proposals to make changes to Parts P (Electrical Safety), L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and more importantly proposals to deal with improvements to regulatory enforcement.
The consultation has been split into four sections representing the different areas of proposed change:
Section 1 - The proposal to change Parts A, B, C, K, M and N, Access statements, Security, Changing Places Toilets and Regulation 7.
Section 2 – The proposal to change Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power)
Section 3 – The proposal to change Part P (Electrical Safety – Dwellings)
Section 4 – The proposals affecting the Building Control System.
Announced on the 31st January 2012, this latest consultation period is expected to last until 27th April 2012 and anyone wishing to comment on a particular section under review should download and complete the relevant questionnaire from the website:
The aim is that any changes related to deregulatory proposals will come into force in April 2013, with those regulatory proposals following in October 2013. CLG has expressed its intention that any provisions relating to energy efficiency that are dealt with in Section 2 of the consultation will be phased in at the same time as the launch of the Green Deal in October 2012.
APHC will formally respond to these consultation proposals in the coming weeks, in the mean time all members are encouraged to add their own views via the section questionnaires.