Government believe new CDM Regulations may be growth barrier
The Government has launched a Cutting Red Tape Review of house building led by the Cabinet Office to identify and remove “unnecessary regulatory barriers to growth and associated costs to the house building sector” while ensuring necessary protections are maintained.
The review team will examine any aspects of regulation or the way it is implemented which could be made simpler, more cost-effective, efficient, proportionate, or consistent. The Government announcement states that;
“Issues which the Housing Implementation Taskforce has initially identified as burdens to the industry include road infrastructure for new housing developments, environmental or ecology requirements, and regulations affecting provision of utilities.
The review may also consider the changes made to the Construction, Design and Management Regulations, and opportunities to further simplify the statutory guidance which supports the Building Regulations.
The review is interested to hear if any legislation derived from EU obligations is being implemented more strictly than required, or ‘gold-plated’.
The review closes for comment on 13th January 2016.
Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman of the Home Builders Federation
“As the industry looks to drive further increases in housing supply we welcome moves to reduce unnecessary regulation and the associated costs. Aside from the planning system there are significant other regulatory processes and charges levied on the industry that can adversely affect viability, but also, critically, delay the ability of home builders to get on site and start building. Reducing red tape will bring more sites into play more quickly and so help the industry deliver more desperately needed homes in the coming years.”
CDM 2015 Information and Templates
See CDM 2015 Survey Results for the findings of our CDM 2015 Five Minute Online Survey.
We have published a great deal of further information and templates designed to support Clients, Designers, Principal Designers/Contractors and Contractors in meeting their duties under CDM Regulations 2015.