Bringing building regulations in line with UK (or better)
Jersey's building regulations are far behind the uk and especially London. They need to be reviewed in detail and brought in line with those of the UK.
Why the contribution is important
Buildings in use are responsible for a significant portion of the Islands carbon emissions. If the Jersey building regulations were brought up to UK standard (or better) then new buildings would use less energy and cost the user less money in heating bills. The current outdated standards only benefit the developers who spend less than they would on the mainland but get similar levels of profit. Often these properties are being bought by buy to let investors so we really are not benefitting the island in any way currently.
by Tom on March 22, 2021 at 05:50PM