A third of new homes could avoid zero-carbon homes standard

Jessica Shankleman
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New analysis shows 36 per cent of residential planning applications last year were for 50 homes or fewer

Up to a third of new homes in the planning system may be exempt from the 2016 zero-carbon homes standard, after the government introduced a loophole into the policy that allows smaller developments to...

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