City mayors and council leaders demand 'freedom' to deliver zero carbon homes

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Mayors of London, Greater Manchester and West Midlands among leaders urging government to scrap proposals to restrict local planners to national energy efficiency standards

Council leaders and mayors from across the political spectrum have urged the government to abandon proposals they say would restrict local planners' ability to cut carbon emissions from new homes, arguing...

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