Government and London Mayor's Office on collision course over Future Homes Standard

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The Mayor's Office is staunchly opposed to new proposals from the government | Credit: Ben Gingell
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The Mayor's Office is staunchly opposed to new proposals from the government | Credit: Ben Gingell

Plans to withdraw local authorities' ability to set tighter building standards than Westminster could derail London's plans to become a Zero Carbon City

City Hall and Whitehall are on a collision course, after government plans to remove local authorities' powers to set tougher building standards than Westminster sparked fears it would undermine plans from...

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