Isle of Man News - POSTED Thu 28-12-2017

Help shape eco-friendly Island by taking part in consultation

by LC

The public is invited to help shape a more eco-friendly Island by taking part in a consultation on proposed changes to building control regulations.

The consultation is being conducted by the Department of Environment, Food and Agriculture (DEFA).

It addresses areas such as:

• making homes and businesses more energy efficient
• increasing airtightness of new buildings
• creating near zero carbon dwellings
• encouraging the use of electric vehicles by providing more charging points
• paving the way for high speed data cabling.

Tim Baker MHK, acting Minister of DEFA, said: ‘It’s incumbent on us to look to the future and move towards a built environment that is as
friendly as possible to the environment.

‘The proposed changes to regulations governing building fulfil a pledge in Programme for Government and form an important part of our Climate Challenge Mitigation Strategy.

‘They complement our newly launched energy efficiency scheme, which will encourage greater use of green forms of energy – and lead to lower fuel bills.’

The consultation can be completed at

Hard copies can be obtained from the Planning and Building Control Directorate of DEFA at Murray House, Mount Havelock, Douglas. For queries, contact Head of Building Control and Standards Maurice Callister on 01624 686447/

The consultation closes on Friday 16th February 2018.


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