Essex Open Legal Advice – Energy Policy and Building Regulations

Essex Climate Action Commission and Essex County Council commissioned Estelle Dehon KC at Cornerstone Barristers to provide legal advice on the matter concerning the ability of local planning authorities to set local plan policies that require development to achieve energy efficiency standards above Building Regulations.  The open advice document available on the link below establishes the legal justification for requiring higher targets for energy performance standards for development than the national baseline and can be relied upon by local planning authorities in open fora, such as public inquiries and local plan examinations. 


Essex Open Legal Advice – Energy policy and Building Regulations (Estelle Dehon KC, Cornerstone Barristers, 28 April 2023)

Page updated: 18/05/2023

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