Written Questions are submitted by MPs or Lords to receive information from a Department.
|27 Oct 2017, 11:46 a.m.||Housing: Solar Power||Sir Gary Streeter|
To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if he will take steps to ensure that solar panels form part of the infrastructure for all new buildings.
Answer (Alok Sharma)
Regulations and planning reforms encourage the use of renewables without mandating any particular technology. Mandating a particular renewable technology, such as solar panels, may not be appropriate for all building types in all areas. Building regulations are deliberately couched in performance terms, allowing builders, local councils and architects the flexibility to select from a range of renewable energy technologies to suit the potentially unique circumstances of a particular development.