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Decarbonisation of housing: decarbonising the private housing sector

Response to the consultation

Evidence submitted in response to this Consultation

Purpose of the consultation

The Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee (‘the Committee’) is undertaking a short piece of work focusing on  decarbonising the private housing sector (i.e. the private rented and owner-occupied sectors).


Terms of Reference - the Committee will consider:


>>>the current approach to decarbonising housing in the private rented and owner occupied sectors in Wales, including the effectiveness of existing programmes and support for retrofit;

>>>the role of sector specific retrofit targets to help drive change;

>>>actions the Welsh Government should take to progress a programme of retrofit for these sectors in the short, medium and long term;

>>>the key challenges of delivering a programme of retrofit within these sectors, including financial, practical and behavioural, and action required from the Welsh Government (and its partners) to overcome them;

>>>how the right balance can be struck between influencing/incentivising home owners and private sector landlords to retrofit their properties and regulating to increase standards to drive progress;

>>>how effective the Welsh Government is influencing decisions on reserved matters to support decarbonisation of these sectors.



Invitation to contribute to the consultation

The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist in its consideration of the inquiry. It would be helpful if you could use the above terms of reference to frame your response.


The closing date for submissions is Monday 22 August 2022.


Submitting evidence

If you wish to respond to the Committee’s consultation, email an electronic copy of your submission to or send by post to:


Climate Change, Environment and Infrastructure Committee,

Welsh Parliament,


CF99 1SN


How we use your information

We will usually publish correspondence or written evidence on our website. If you have responded in a personal capacity, your name will be published along with your contribution, unless you have asked for your contribution to be anonymised. If you have responded in a professional capacity, the published version of your response will include your name, your job title/role, if relevant, and the name of your organisation.


Before accepting contributions from individuals under 13 years old, we require authorisation from the young person’s parent or guardian. This may be provided in the form of an email from the young person’s parent or guardian. We will not publish the names of individuals under 18 years old alongside their contributions.


Providing Written Evidence

The Senedd has two official languages, Welsh and English.


In line with the Senedd’s Official Languages Scheme the Committee requests that documents or written responses to consultations intended for publication or use in Senedd proceedings are submitted bilingually. When documents or written responses are not submitted bilingually, we will publish in the language submitted, stating that it has been received in that language only.


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Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.


Disclosure of information

Please ensure that you have considered the Senedd’s policy on disclosure of information before submitting information to the Committee.

Supporting documents

Contact details

Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:

Climate Change, Environment, and Infrastructure Committee
Welsh Parliament
Cardiff Bay
CF99 1SN

Telephone: 0300 200 6565