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Appeal: Zero carbon homes do not comply with planning guidance

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An inspector has supported Maldon District Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for five ‘fully sustainable’ ‘Code 6’ zero carbon homes in Essex, after finding that the sustainability aims proposed were not enforceable in line with new government planning guidance.

Inspector Simon Warder acknowledged the government’s Written Ministerial Statement of 25 March 2015, which advises against the use of the Code for Sustainable Homes unless it is supported by an existing development plan policy, and advises against the use of conditions with a requirement above a Code level 4 equivalent.As no such policy is in place, Warder found that there was not a suitable........
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