The government has committed to upgrade as many private rented sector homes as possible to Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, where practical, cost-effective and affordable.
This consultation sets out a suite of policy proposals towards achieving this. These proposals aim to bring significant benefits to landlords, tenants and the environment including:
This consultation closes on 30 December 2020.
This consultation asks whether a change of existing pavement parking legislation should occur.
Government are proposing 3 options:
This consultation closes on 22 November 2020.
This consultation considers how to raise accessibility standards, recognising the importance of suitable homes for older and disabled people.
In particular, it considers how the existing optional accessible and adaptable standard for homes and the wheelchair user standard are used and whether government should mandate a higher standard or reconsider the way the existing optional standards are used.
This consultation closes on 1 December 2020.
Government states that: “The Planning for the future consultation proposes reforms of the planning system to streamline and modernise the planning process, bring a new focus to design and sustainability, improve the system of developer contributions to infrastructure, and ensure more land is available for development where it is needed.”
This consultation closes on 29 October 2020.
Government are seeking views on a revised draft Waste Management Plan for England (the Plan). Under the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011 the Government is required to review the Plan every 6 years. The content of the Plan is determined by the requirements of Schedule 1 to the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011. The Plan provides an analysis of the current waste management situation in England. It is primarily about the quantity of waste there is in England and how that waste is managed. The Plan sets out a summary of current policies, not new policies or announcements. It reflects the policies included in the Government’s Resources and Waste Strategy, published in 2018.
This consultation closes on 15 October 2020.
This consultation is seeking views on proposed changes to The Highway Code to improve safety for vulnerable road users, particularly the groups of:
The main alterations to the code being proposed are:
This consultation closes on 27 October 2020.
Prepared by Andy Dean, Assistant Director at the Rural Services Network
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