WinACC’s response to the City Council’s Local Development Framework: Issues and Options paper has been endorsed by seven organizations that support WinACC: Architecture PLB, the City of Winchester Trust, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight Sustainable Business Partnership, Sparsholt College, Winchester Friends of the Earth, A2 Housing Association and Winchester Area Community Action (WACA). WACA and A2 Housing Association, while fully endorsing the principle of setting more challenging targets for carbon reduction in Winchester, with tougher standards to ensure targets are met, have a particular concern about the possible impact on prices for new housing development, and thus on affordable housing. In its evidence to the City Council WACA argues that everything possible needs to be done to minimise this and to compensate by increasing and promoting the energy efficiency of new houses.