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February 9th, 2014

The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced the Part L 2014 transitional provisions

 

How does this impact developers?

The transitional provisions are the same as those announced in 2009 for the 2010 Part L changes, so you can register your sites early with to take advantage of the transitional provisions and so avoid the 6% uplift on pre-registered sites – providing they are commenced before the final deadline.  This means that pre-registered sites can be built to Part L 2010 requirements.

DCLG’s Transitional Provisions
The introduction of the new Part L target is subject to the transitional provisions in regulation 9.  In brief, these mean:

  • where building work has commenced on site before 6 April 2014 the provisions on target energy efficiency rates will not apply; and
  • where a building notice, full plans submission or initial notice has been given to a local authority before 6 April 2014 the provisions on target fabric energy efficiency rates will not apply so long as work is commenced on site before 6 April 2015.