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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to fixing our broken housing market, to ensure we have a housing market that works for everyone. We expect housing developers to deliver good quality housing, on time, and to treat house buyers fairly. The majority of house builders are covered by an industry-led consumer code or warranty provider scheme which can offer resolution where things go wrong, but these...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework, published for consultation on 5 March, makes it clear that plans will be found sound by a Planning Inspector only if they provide a strategy which will, as a minimum, meet as much of the identified housing need as possible. To do that they should make effective use of the land they have. As well as using brownfield land and working with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The following data refers to Help to Buy: Equity Loan which operates in England only. The number of households who have purchased a home through Help to Buy: Equity Loan from April 2013 to September 2017: (a) the Telford constituency 659 (b) Telford and Wrekin borough 1,383 (c) Shropshire 887 (d) the West Midlands 15,965 (e) the UK since the inception of that scheme. England 144,826 There are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Help to Buy: Equity Loan data is set out in the quarterly statistical release covering April 2013 to September 2017: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/help-to-buy-equity- loan-scheme-and-help-to-buy-newbuy-statistics-april-2013-to- 30-september-2017

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: 1,111,000 additional homes have been delivered in England since April 2010, and housing supply increased by 217,350 net additional dwellings in 2016-17 – the highest level since 2007-08. The reforms in our Housing White Paper, together with the measures announced at Autumn Budget, put Government on track to create, fund and drive a housing market which delivers 300,000 homes a year on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electric Cables: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The electrical safety of cables in buildings is regulated through the Electricity at Work Regulations for workplaces and through the Building Regulations for dwellings. The industry guidance which supports the Regulations – BS 7671 (known as “The Wiring regulations”) – sets a minimum performance requirement equivalent to the Class E classification of reaction to fire....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: In 2012, the Department published "Analysis of fires in buildings of timber framed construction, England, 2009-10 to 2011-12", ISBN 9781409837442. This is available at: www.gov.uk/government/statistics/analysis-of-fires-in-buildi ngs-of-timber-framed-construction-england-2009-10-to-2011-12

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: In March, the Government published a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework for consultation which sets out a new approach to viability. The approach will create more certainty about the contributions developers are expected to make towards affordable housing.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The cost of recladding a tower block and implementing interim fire safety measures varies significantly depending on the individual characteristics of the building. My Department has made clear that it considers that building owners should take responsibility for funding fire safety measures including replacement of dangerous cladding. Government will consider financial flexibilities for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The decision to evacuate a building due to fire safety concerns is a serious matter and should be considered in light of the risks for each specific building. Where this decision is taken, the local housing authority is responsible for ensuring any necessary procedures are in place, including for the provision of alternative accommodation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fires (19 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety system. Any decision on future fire safety requirements will be taken following the completion of that review, which is expected to be published in Spring 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government Finance: Fire Prevention (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Local authorities will need to fund the costs of fire safety work in their own buildings. However, there may be circumstances where Government would consider the removal of financial restrictions to enable works to go ahead. 41 local authorities have contacted MHCLG regarding fire safety in buildings which they own. 14 of these authorities had identified buildings which required essential...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The consultation on draft changes to the National Planning Policy Framework closes on 10 May. Following this, we will consider whether further amendments are needed in the light of the comments received, including those relating to garden city principles.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Prices (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: As part of exploratory analysis into the determinants of house prices, the Department published the relevant analysis on 13 April and it is available here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/analysis-of-the-d eterminants-of-house-price-changes. I will place a copy in the Library of both houses.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities: Ebbsfleet (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (18 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: In March, the Government published a draft revised National Planning Policy Framework for consultation which sets out a new approach to viability. Our proposals place greater focus on viability assessments at the plan making rather than planning application stage, ensuring that local plans set clearer policy requirements for affordable housing. The proposed changes will also enable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention: Preston (16 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Building Safety Programme has been working with local authorities and building owners across England to identify properties that might have potentially unsafe cladding systems. For all of those high-rise buildings that have been confirmed as having Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding that does not meet the limited combustibility requirements set out in current building regulations...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land: Registration (16 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: I will publish a list of publicly-held land once the underlying data has been validated.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (16 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: As stated in the answer to Quesion PQ UIN 132538 on 22 March 2018, and Question UIN 133274 on 26 March 2018, the Department does not publish this information, because it quickly falls out of date. This is due to operational reasons, as the 167 local authorities that have made relevant sales since 2012 have to estimate the amounts due, which are then made more accurate as a result of periodic...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (16 Apr 2018)

Dominic Raab: Rehousing prioritises those from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk, who lost their homes in the fire. The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council regularly provides statistics on the rehousing process for households from the wider Estate who are also eligible for rehousing under the Wider Grenfell Rehousing Policy, as well as for those from Grenfell Tower and Grenfell Walk, and I have...


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