WITH an ever-intensifying demand for sustainable and environmentally friendly homes across the entire UK, Propertymark remains absolute towards ensuring planning remains ambitious, yet stays realistic and most importantly achievable.
All government plans intended to attain an overall net zero by 2050 need to demonstrate consistency to enable planning and implementation.
Previous targets requiring people to upgrade to new heating technology within their home are to be scrapped in favour of a support package available to all of up to £7,500 for installing more environmentally friendly systems.
In addition, previously proposed targets which had planned to force people to make changes by 2035 will also now be abandoned enabling people to make the switch when their current system becomes obsolete or time expired.
There must be full consideration to the scale of the challenges which sit ahead in concern of reaching net zero, details such as the skillsets needed to bring such transformation and consideration to how contractors will scale themselves to meet legislation must all be considered here and now.
Nathen Emerson, Propertymark CEO comments.
“Propertymark believe in robust forward provision to ensure the economics of any net zero targets are fully balanced and that investors, homeowners and landlords have support and motivation to initiate the required changes. All new targets must be fully backed by legislation that incentivises and encourages people rather than ever penalise them”.
There needs to be crystal clear communication setting down a secure timeline of expectations, this must fully consider how new building developments will reach or exceed the proposed targets, but also how such requirements will be retro fitted to current buildings as well.