The government is to slash 90 per cent of the current housing standards in response to its long awaited Housing Standards Review (HSR) consultation.
The announcement by communities minister Stephen Williams on the 13th March amounts to a complete overhaul of the standards and include
a new national minimum space standard for all councils.
There are currently around 100 standards housebuilders have to negotiate, but under the DCLG shake up this will be cut to less than 10 with the number of pages in the remaining documents cut from around 1,000 to ‘fewer than 100’.
Among the housing standards facing the cull are requirements for rainwater harvesting, composting bins, and multiple phone lines.
Read the full announcement here: