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Housing: Sustainable Development

Volume 476: debated on Monday 2 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when registered social landlords will be required to build to (a) Level 4, (b) Level 5 and (c) Level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. (207445)

The Housing Corporation set out in their Design and Quality Strategy that new build schemes funded through their National Affordable Housing Programme for the three years 2008-09 to 2010-11 would meet level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes. They have committed to increasing the minimum requirement to Code level 4 for their next programme starting in 2011-12, with a view to achieving Code level 6 by 2015, if the technology needed to achieve this cost effectively is available.