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Results 161–180 of 1395 for speaker:Lord Barwell

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Corrosion (15 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Statutory guidance to the Building Regulations in Approved Document A Structure states that wall ties should be made of stainless steel (which is considered to be corrosion resistant) and have a minimum embedment length in each wall leaf of 50mm. The Department has not issued any guidance to home owners, as identification, investigation and specifying repairs of corroded wall ties are...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Environment Protection (14 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The National Planning Policy Framework seeks to promote sustainable development. The Government encourages and supports innovative ways to deliver the homes this country needs, while protecting and enhancing the natural environment through legislation and policy. We have no plans to exempt publicly-owned special protection and conservation areas from any future public land disposal. We...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (14 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Government's Housing White Paper should be read as a comprehensive package of reforms to fix the broken housing market which the Government will implement. On specific policy areas where we require detailed advice on policy proposals, we have set out clear deadlines for consultation and welcome feedback. Full information can be found here:...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (14 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Department does not hold this information. The Housing White Paper includes proposed measures to improve quantity, quality and consistency of data on build out rates. This includes a proposed new requirement for developers to provide information about the delivery of new homes on sites with planning permission.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (13 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Government will be consulting on a range of measures in the Housing White Paper. On Chapters 3 and 4, these include: A consultation seeking views on planning measures to support an increase in Build to Rent schemes across England. Further details on the consultation and how to respond can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/planning-and-aff...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning: Appeals (13 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I will deposit these documents in the Library of the House.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Manage Companies (13 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Under the Housing (Right to Manage)(England) Regulations 2012 (RTM) the following notice proposals (applications) were served and accepted by local authorities thereby initiating the statutory process. 2014 – No RTM proposal notices served. 2015 – 3 RTM proposal notices served and accepted by local authorities; 2 by the London Borough of Southwark; and 1 by the London Borough of Enfield...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Birmingham (9 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 07 March 2017 The Government is committed to preventing homelessness. It is essential that vulnerable people have access to good quality private rented sector accommodation. As part of the almost £14 million investment from 2010 to 2016 for the Crisis access to private rented sector accommodation programme, projects in Birmingham received £194, 000...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Greater London (9 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I refer the Hon Member to my answer on 7 March to Question UIN 65702.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Starter Home Initiative (9 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Starter homes will form an important part of our programmes to help over 200,000 people become home owners by the end of the Parliament. The number delivered will depend on what local authorities consider most appropriate to respond to housing need in their area.

Right to Buy: Housing Association Tenants (Bedford) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship for the first time, Mr Owen. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bedford (Richard Fuller) on securing this debate and on the passion he has shown for this Government commitment, which is one of a number of policies that will ensure that ordinary working people who are doing their best and working hard have the opportunity to own...

Right to Buy: Housing Association Tenants (Bedford) — [Albert Owen in the Chair] (8 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: I will happily do that. I should thank the Chancellor for the funding he has given us for the regional pilots. My hon. Friend is quite right: with the Office for National Statistics classifying housing associations in the public sector, there is an additional cost beyond the money we will raise through higher value asset receipts. I thank him for his question, and I will certainly pass that...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Circle Housing (8 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Following the debate on 12 January 2017, my officials met with representatives from the Social Housing Regulator and the Housing Ombudsman to discuss the effectiveness of the interaction between those organisations. Both organisations recognise the importance of effective working relationships and are committed to sharing data where appropriate. I expect to be briefed on the outcome of these...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 26 January 2017 My Department does not publish forecasts for house building. 189,650 new homes were delivered in 2015/16 but we accept we have further to go as a country to build the homes we need. The Government’s ambition is to deliver 1 million homes by the end of the Parliament and our Housing White Paper sets out a comprehensive package of reforms...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Holding answer received on 24 February 2017 My Department does not publish forecasts for house building. 189,650 new homes were delivered in 2015/16 but we accept we have further to go as a country to build the homes we need. The Government’s ambition is to deliver 1 million homes by the end of the Parliament and our Housing White Paper sets out a comprehensive package of reforms...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: There are currently no plans to extend the Right to Buy through legislation. However, the Government is clear that where a local authority led local housing company is delivering affordable housing on similar terms to housing in the Housing Revenue Account, those tenants should enjoy comparable rights to tenants of social housing delivered through the Housing Revenue Account.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: This information will be published in the next Help to Buy: Equity Loan Statistical release on 30 March 2017.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Licensing (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The Department does not collect or hold data on local authority selective licensing schemes, which do not require confirmation. Since the 1 April 2015, the Secretary of State has confirmed the approval of two schemes (greater than 20 per cent of a local authority's geographical area or private rented stock): Burnley Borough Council:start date 15 November 2016;end date 15 November 2021....

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Greater London (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: The definition of affordable housing for planning purposes is set out in Annex 2 to the National Planning Policy Framework, and the Housing White Paper sets out proposed changes to the definition as part of our plan to help households who are currently priced out of the housing market to buy or rent a home of their own. The Mayor must have regard to national planning policy when preparing the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (7 Mar 2017)

Gavin Barwell: Information on the breakdown by tenure by provider is commercially sensitive and subject to change until contracts are signed, so the Department is unable to provide this information now. The Homes and Communities Agency will publish quarterly updates of the programme that will include details of all grant-confirmed schemes.


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