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Last edited 27 Sep 2016
Construction industry diary 2015
For current and future events see Construction industry diary.
For the 2014 archive see Construction industry diary 2014.
End of the year - Publication of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Excellence in the Built Environment report on flood resilience and mitigation.
End of the year - Design Commission inquiry into design and behaviour in the built environment was due to report, but did not.
17 December 2015. Closing date for submissions to the Economic Affairs Committee inquiry into the economics of the housing market.
December 2015. The first cycle of flood risk management plans, will be published.
HCFCs banned in existing equipment.
November 2015. Chief Construction Advisor position scrapped.
6 October 2015. End of call for written evidence by House of Lords Select Committee on National Policy for the Built Environment.
1 October 2015. New edition of Approved Document M came into force.
1 October 2015. New edition of Approved Document G came into force.
1 October 2015. Approved document Q came into force.
23 September 2015. ISO 9001 revised.
September 2015 - revision of ISO 14001.
1 September 2015. Low emission zone for non-road mobile machinery introduced.
31 August 2015. PAS 1192-2 consultation closed.
August 2015. End of pilot for new ways to publicise statutory planning notices.
6 July 2015. Planning (Wales) Act was enacted.
26 June 2015. Closing date for Bowen Jenkins Legacy Research Fund
31 May 2015. PAS 1192-5 came into effect.
May 2015. Planning (Wales) Bill voted through.
6 April 2015. Changes to SuDS came into effect.
6 April 2015. CDM 2015 came into effect.
26 March 2015, Modern Slavery Act received Royal Assent.
March 2015. HSE Land Use Planning Pre-application Advice service fully rolled out.
March 2015. The Energy Company Obligation was extended to March 2017 as ECO2.
January 2015. Northern Futures initiative working group to report.
January 2015. Prospective buyers can register for the starter home initiative.
1 January 2015. The use of HCFC’s was prohibited in any form, even for maintenance.
Early 2015. DECC intend to publish more detailed water source heat map.
For older events, see Construction industry diary 2014.
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