Goodbye consequential improvements

So, it’s official. Part L 2013 is not going to include consequential improvements for work to existing dwellings. The official reasons are given in Eric Pickles’ ministerial statement.

This is the third time government has considered the introduction of consequential improvements for dwellings and the third time they’ve pulled back (previous attempts were in 2006 and 2010). I wonder if the idea will be back with us for 2016?