12th April 2018

Consultation on amendments to fire safety documentation

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government is consulting on changes to Approved Document B (fire safety). Consultation closes 25th May. The amendments are to statutory guidance on assessments in lieu of tests.

6th April 2018

DEFRA is carrying out an additional consultation on Water Resources.

DEFRA is carrying out an additional consultation on the new National Policy Statement for Water Resources.  This consultation covers proposals for the types and sizes of infrastructure which should be considered as ‘nationally significant’. Consultation closes 26th April. This consultation contains five questions specifically relating to the types and sizes of infrastructure. The responses we receive will inform the final amendments to the Planning Act 2008 infrastructure thresholds.

21st March 2018

EU consultation on ecodesign requirements

The European Commission is consulting on the ecodesign requirements for standby, networked standby and off mode electric power consumption. Consultation closes 24th May. It is noted that products covered by this regulation include home appliances, consumer electronics and information technology equipment.