A package of measures has been put in place to improve compliance with part L of the building regulations, as identified at page 15 of the 2007 United Kingdom energy efficiency action plan. These included a major dissemination and training campaign, the introduction of mandatory pressure testing, simplified guidance, extending the time period for local authorities to prosecute and more use of self-certification schemes.
“Monitoring the Sustainability of Dwellings” was published in February 2007 to meet, among other things, the statutory requirements of the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Act 2006. It includes a progress report on improving compliance with relevant provisions of the building regulations which have been made in connection with the use of fuel and power for the purposes of reducing emissions of greenhouse gases, and is the document referred to on page 21 of the action plan. The report is available on the department's website and can be downloaded via the link at www.communities.gov.uk/documents/planningandbuilding/pdf/381414.