Consultation on proposals relating to Building Control approval for new buildings containing fossil fuel heating systems

Closes 12 May 2023

Opened 17 Mar 2023


We are seeking views on proposals to refuse Building Control approval on applications for new buildings containing fossil fuel heating systems from 1 August 2023, as a way of effectively bringing forward the 1 January 2025 ban prohibiting installation of such systems.

The proposal is following an action within the Climate Change Action Plan 2022 – 27, approved by Tynwald last year to “Bring forward the ban on fossil fuel heating systems in new builds to 2024”.

Why your views matter

We are seeking views from businesses and individuals on the proposals.

We would like to hear from those involved with all stages of the construction and development industry – whether that be preparing plans, construction phase, large or small-scale developments, installation of heating systems or purchasing completed buildings.

If you or your business is likely to be affected by the proposed changes we would like to ensure that you fully understand the proposals and tell us what they would mean for you/your business.

Give us your views


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    We will hear from Low Carbon Heat Specialist, and Advisor to the Climate Change Board Dave Sowden with an insightful look at new low carbon heat projects from elsewhere and the likely role of hydrogen in heating.

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