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Draft PPS18: Renewable Energy
Annex 2 Passive Solar Design: Planning Issues

11. PSD is sometimes seen as straddling the boundary between the Building Regulations, which are concerned with energy efficiency standards and can have an influence on window size, and Planning Control which is concerned with siting, layout and appearance. Planning has an important role to play in encouraging the greater application of PSD principles, particularly amongst house builders, and in the design of public buildings such as schools and some commercial buildings.
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