V1050 – New Housing Bill 2016

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    V1050 – New Housing Bill 2016, TSR Government
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    Reduce energy usage and costs for homeowners.

    BE IT ENACTED by The Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Commons in this present Parliament assembled, in accordance with the provisions of the Parliament Acts 1911 and 1949, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

    1 Energy usage
    (1) Smart meters are mandatory for all residential and commercial property built from 1 January 2020 in relation to electricity, gas and water.
    (2) All new residential property constructed from 1 January 2020 is mandated to feature an embedded ground source heat pump.
    (3) The aforementioned dates apply to completion of new housing.

    2 Planning reform
    (1) From 1 January 2017 the following grounds for objecting to residential property development are no longer valid—
    Negative effects on amenity;
    Over-development;
    Character of local area.
    (2) The stipulations contained within Section 2(1) only apply to the counties of Greater London, Hampshire, West and South Yorkshire, Greater Manchester, Merseyside, West Midlands, Nottinghamshire, Bristol and Tyne and Wear.
    (3) Tort claims made in relation to laws surrounding private nuisance are hereby rendered invalid.

    3 Commencement, extent and short title
    (1) This Act comes into force on the day after the date of Royal Assent.
    (2) This Act extends to England.
    (3) This Act may be cited as the New Housing Act 2016.

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    Smart meters are a digital technology which tracks and transmits to your supplier the usage level of the utility being monitored (in this case electricity, water and gas). By being able to monitor utility usage both customers and suppliers are able to potentially use utilities more efficiently and reduce costs.

    Ground source heat pumps are a method of maintaining a near constant temperature in ones premises by drawing upon the latent underground warmth. Ground source heat pumps can be installed underneath the house during construction at a small cost, reducing the level of heating required by the homeowner.

    Current planning law allows vested interests a disproportionate level of power in terms of being able to delay or stop development for what are often insufficient reasons in the mind of this government. By taking power away from vested interests in terms of the most insufficient reasoning we will provide a greater incentive to develop. By restricting such development to the counties containing the ten largest cities in England, we can provide housing where demand is highest and provide an incentive for further economies of scale and efficiency savings to occur through agglomeration economics.
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    – Addition of Section 1(3)
    – Addition of Section 2(3)
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    Nay, section 2 provides for the legitimising of overcrowding.
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    Old macccy D's had a fram e Aye e Aye oooooo
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    Nay. While s2(2) remains, I cannot support this.
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Old macccy D's had a fram e Aye e Aye oooooo
    :rofl: omg
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    (Original post by Airmed)
    :rofl: omg
    Wot m8
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    (Original post by The Financier)
    Wot m8
    You know what :holmes:
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    section 1, 2. I'm sorry, but we need some affordable house and frankly, right now, ground source heat pumps are not that great. People should have to build houses safely and in some cases at a low cost (for affordable housing) but ground source heat pumps? No thanks.

    Secondly, and most importantly, I would like to ask the government, has it abandoned it's care for the environment and the British people?

    Their concerns over housing MUST be listened to. Now, you go on about climate change, co2 etc and fair enough, I get that. But have you not forgotten, the most important and local effect on our environment is building houses, laying down asphalt and destroying our green belt, our green British land?

    You openly admit you have no respect for the character of the local area, well, I'll remind you. A country is alike an organism, and a 'local area' is a limb of that organism, our very culture would be threatened by this bill. And why? Because the government has pursued a reckless policy of failing to control immigration and has realised only too late that it has not encouraged house building in a sustainable manner enough.

    Nay.
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    No to section 2, we're not Mexico so why should we be packed like sardines?

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