“If an agreement is not reached by the end of March, I have been clear that government will impose a solution in law,” warns the Housing Secretary, “and have taken powers to impose this solution through the Building Safety Bill.”
The industry is fragmented, and the government is introducing initiatives with no consideration for unintended consequences – meeting net zero will simply will not happen without some joined-up thinking, explains Ljubomir Jankovic
New guidance for property developers “will ensure the highest possible proportion of development requiring planning permission achieves net zero carbon emissions,” says Westminster Councillor Matthew Green.
“We cannot allow those who do not take building safety seriously to build homes in the future,” says Housing Secretary Michael Gove, “and for those not willing to play their part they must face consequences.”
Michael Gove “has made clear he is willing to explore taking further steps to ensure the only participants in this market are those who have committed to resolving this [building safety] crisis,” warns the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities in a letter to residential property developers.