Results 1–20 of 905 for speaker:Heather Wheeler

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (18 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: In March 2016 the Government published draft guidance to local housing authorities on the periodical review of housing needs for people living in caravans and houseboats, in relation to the duty under section 8 of the Housing Act 1985. We are considering the future of this guidance in light of the responses to the consultation on unauthorised development and encampments.

Guildford Borough Council — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Betts. I draw Members’ attention to my entry in the Register of Ministers’ Financial Interests. Mr Betts, do you mind if I shuffle around a bit? Of course I should not have my back to the Chair, but I want to address my hon. Friend the Member for Mole Valley (Sir Paul Beresford) directly. I congratulate my hon. Friend on securing...

Guildford Borough Council — [Mr Clive Betts in the Chair] (16 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: I am always interested when planning inspectors ask nuanced, leading questions of local plans and answer them themselves at the same time. We await the planning inspector’s comments with interest. As my hon. Friend correctly stated, the Guildford local plan is currently under examination, with further hearings due to be held on 12 and 13 February. That will give two more opportunities for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (14 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough. That is why last summer we published the cross-government Rough Sleeping Strategy which sets out an ambitious £100 million package to help people who sleep rough now, but also puts in place the structures that will end rough sleeping once and for all. The Government has now...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (11 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The table below sets out New Homes Bonus allocations to the Wirral Council in each year since 2011. Provisional allocations for 2019/20 were announced in December last year and will be confirmed alongside the final Local Government Finance Settlement. Table: Wirral Council New Homes Bonus allocations Year Amount Year 1 (2011-12) £260,019 Year 2 (2012-13) £1,000,472 Year 3...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Temporary Accommodation: Children (11 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The Government Publishes the number of children who are living in temporary accommodation, at local authority, London and national level. You are able to find these statistics at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-homelessness. The Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have to sleep rough....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Ground Rent (11 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: Where ground rents exceed £250 per year or £1,000 per year in London, a leaseholder is classed as an assured tenant. This has the effect of bringing some leaseholders within the ambit of Ground 8 of Part 1 to Schedule 2 of the Housing Act 1988. This means, for even small sums of arrears, leaseholders could be subject to a mandatory possession order if they were to default on payment of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold (11 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The Secretary of State held a roundtable meeting in November in which he made clear to developers that greater support must be made available to existing leaseholders with onerous lease terms. Some developers have introduced schemes to assist individuals with onerous leases which is welcome, but these must be extended to include second hand buyers. We are keeping a close eye on progress and...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (11 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: Section 12 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 already supports the enforcement of covenants by (a) management companies and (b) third parties.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The objective remains to build a striking new national memorial co-located with a world class learning centre.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: Applications for development in Royal Parks and World Heritage Sites must be decided on the basis of relevant development plan policies and take into account any other material considerations, including national planning policy. The latter identifies World Heritage Sites as heritage assets of the highest significance and sets out general considerations relating to open space. More specific...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The business case contains information which is commercially sensitive and not currently suitable for publication.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: While the entrance to the learning centre will be controlled by a ticketed system to avoid queues, no decision has yet been taken on charging policy.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Victoria Tower Gardens (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: Many discussions with Members of the Lords and Commons have taken place since January 2016 when the Government announced its intention to site the Memorial in Victoria Tower Gardens. Minsters will meet with the APPG on the UK Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre in the coming months. Planning concerns should at this stage be directed to Westminster City Council who will be considering the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: Officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have held numerous meetings over several years to discuss the National Holocaust Memorial and Learning Centre.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation has engaged extensively with all interested parties, including through two public exhibitions of the proposed designs. The Foundation’s plan is to enhance the setting of the Buxton Memorial.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The planning application was submitted at the earliest practical opportunity following the second public exhibition. The full statutory consultation period will commence following Westminster City Council’s validation of the application, which we expect in January.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: National Holocaust Memorial Centre and Learning Service (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation has engaged extensively with all interested parties and I am confident that it will continue to do so.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The Department’s consultation, “Implementing reforms to the leasehold system”, set out how the Government intends to tackle excessive and unjustifiable practices in the leasehold system. We are currently analysing responses and plan to publish the Government’s response in due course.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Homelessness (10 Jan 2019)

Heather Wheeler: The Department does not collect information on the proportion of rough sleepers who have no recourse to public funds. Information on rough sleepers’ self-reported immigration status can be accessed through CHAIN’s annual reports, found here: https://data.london.gov.uk/dataset/chain-reports. This Government is committed to reducing homelessness and rough sleeping. No one should ever have...


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