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Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004

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The Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 introduced new powers and requirements which affected a range of building related issues.

Not all sections of the Act have been enacted, and some of them would require new regulations to give them effect. The range of subjects covered is:

  • sustainability
  • crown buildings
  • security
  • historic buildings
  • removal of exemptions
  • report on the building stock
  • local authority registers of information
  • enforcement measures

Report: Progress towards the Sustainability of the Building Stock in Wales

Section 6 of the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 2004 requires that a progress report is produced on the sustainability of the building stock in England and Wales. The report is published every 2 years and covers progress in relation to:

  • furthering the conservation of fuel and power
  • preventing waste, undue consumption, misuse or contamination of water
  • furthering the protection or enhancement of the environment
  • facilitating sustainable development.

On 31 December 2011, we became responsible for new powers and functions related to the Building Regulations. This is the first Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act progress report published by Welsh Government for Wales. It covers the period following the devolution of Building Regulation powers to the Welsh Ministers until the end of the reporting period specified in the Act.