Decarbonising Listed Buildings

Climate change has become a greater and greater concern for all of us, especially for listed property owners who struggle to become energy efficient. Heating is the greatest concern amongst all owners, but the options to replace gas and oil heating, and even log burning fires with modern replacements are limited by cost and listed building consent.

Many councils have declared that there is a climate emergency, alongside the government setting aggressive targets to reduce carbon in heating, but there have been no moves to support listed buildings decarbonising. This is an obvious omission and needs to be answered.

Craig Mackinlay MP, Chair of the APPG on Listed Properties, will be submitting a written question to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking them to explain why there is no accommodation to adapt listed buildings and challenging them to deliver a policy that is coherent.

Similarly, Craig will be questioning the installation of electric car charging points and the challenges listed property owners face in doing so.

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