The sooner this mess is all sorted the better ! The Public should be get on board with the Sustainable Communities Act http://www.localworks.org/blog/entry/why-councils-should-use-the-sustainable-communities-act
Then the Public will be able to object to any Planning - providing the objection is reasonable. The objective of the NPPF was to establish "Sustainability" as the Planning Objective - unfortunately it has become too complex - just as previous Planning Directives were.
This is excellent News - the Public should be aware that in order to claim the "Cash Back" - they will need to have a Green Deal Assessment conducted. The Assessment will enable them to add further Energy Saving Measures to their Energy Bill. The Green Deal works will be conducted by Accredited Installers and will add value to their property.
The Launch has taken place according to plan - we made contact with British Gas to book an appointment for a Green Deal Assessment - which is scheduled for November 16th - albeit with Finance to be provided by Barclays. We in the Industry, must be positive about the Green Deal - it will work, given enough enthusiasm from the Service Industry and the General Public. The fact that the legislation has gone through to enable the finance to be added to Energy Bills is the main achievement of the Green Deal Scheme. Paul King is right to push the Government - it is his baby !! Let him keep on their case - and we should get on with making the Public aware ....