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Housing: Construction

Volume 508: debated on Tuesday 23 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of new (a) affordable and (b) social homes were built to Code Level (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv) 4, (v) 5 and (vi) 6 in each of the last three years. (315992)

It is not possible to identify affordable and social homes separately.

Under the NAHP, achievement of Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) became a required standard for bids for funding to be allocated from April 2008. Homes built in 2006-07 and 2007-08 were therefore largely completed before the Code became a funding requirement. During this time, EcoHomes was the applicable standard. The following table shows the number of schemes meeting the EcoHomes standard in the last three years.

2008-092007-082006-07

ECO Homes certification

Total completions

Percentage of total completions

Total completions

Percentage of total completions

Total completions

Percentage of total completions

Pass

1,133

2.41

1,544

3.40

3,371

9.28

Good

6,286

13.36

9,003

19.80

13,296

36.62

Very good

25,610

54.43

20,188

44.41

6,623

18.24

Excellent

1,176

2.50

674

1.48

366

1.01

Total completions

47,049

45,462

36,308