2023 Action Scorecards

Action Scorecards 2023

Question: Does the council require new homes to make an improvement on the Part L building regulations?

Question code
Planning & Land Use
New Homes - Low Carbon Requirements
Volunteer Research
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Points awarded if the council has a policy that requires a reduction in carbon/energy of new homes within the councils area that is 19% higher than the Part L building regulations.

This would be the same as Scottish councils requiring "Silver standard" as a minimum.


Part L building regulations are the English national standard building regulations, which define the energy performance and carbon emissions in new homes.

Councils can require improvements that require lower emissions than the current building regulations.

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10 Northern Irish councils

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1 Northern Irish council
Belfast City Council1/1belfastcity.gov.uk
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council0/1
Ards and North Down Borough Council0/1
Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council0/1
Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council0/1
Derry City and Strabane District Council0/1
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council0/1
Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council0/1
Mid and East Antrim Borough Council0/1
Mid Ulster District Council0/1
Newry, Mourne and Down District Council0/1