'Unacceptable': Councils could be forced to water down green ambitions under government plans

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Local councils could be forced to wind back their plans for greener homes if government presses ahead with plans to amend Planning Act | Credit: Owen Price
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Local councils could be forced to wind back their plans for greener homes if government presses ahead with plans to amend Planning Act | Credit: Owen Price

Government wants to remove local authorities' power to set building regulations higher than Westminster, a move which would force many councils to row back on climate ambition

Local authorities have hit back at government plans to prevent them from demanding greener buildings in their local areas, arguing it is a "short-sighted" move that will slow the country's progress towards...

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