Consultation outcome

Next steps to zero carbon homes: small sites exemption

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

This document sets out the government’s response to the issues raised during the consultation and provides a summary of responses to the consultation.

The document is structured around the chapters set out in the consultation document which explore how an exemption might work. It includes a summary qualitative analysis of the views and comments submitted for each consultation question as well as tables showing how the different organisation types responded to the question.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to


This consultation seeks views on the government’s proposals for small site exemption in relation to zero carbon homes policy.


Consultation description

The government recognises that achieving the zero carbon standard could be particularly challenging for small builders. Therefore, it announced earlier this year, that there would be an exemption from part of the zero carbon commitment for small sites.

The purpose of this consultation paper is to explore how this proposed exemption might work and to inform further development of the policy.

This consultation will run for 7 weeks and ends on 7 January 2015.