Review of Building Regulations and Housing Standards

Don Foster the new Communities Minister has brought together a group of building experts, with a mission to simplifying the rules and regulations that control building in order to simplify the existing system for developers, builders and householders. This in part will facilitate efficiencies and promote economic growth.
The strategy forms part of the on-going process to reduce red tape and to go some way in satisfying the need for new build homes.
As with all these reviews the intention is to reduce regulation and make the process of building less burdensome. We will see if that occurs.
The group intends to provide a report to the government in the spring and I will keep you advised as matters progress.
Mr Foster stated that ” an urgent review has now started, bringing the Government together with house builders, planners, councils and architects to establish what the unnecessary measures are that we can cut out of the system, whilst ensuring buildings are still made to exacting standards.”