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Planning for Sustainable Buildings – all new homes

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The national planning policy on sustainable buildings is set out in Planning Policy Wales. From 1 September it will cover all new homes seeking planning permission. The policy expects all new homes to meet a minimum sustainable building standard to reduce their environmental impact and help tackle climate change.
The policy is contained in section 4.11 of Planning Policy Wales. It is also supported by Technical Advice Note 22 Planning for Sustainable Buildings, which provides advice for local planning authorities and developers in implementing the policy.