Results 1–20 of 1746 for speaker:Alok Sharma

Quality in the Built Environment (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Ms Ryan. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Bury St Edmunds (Jo Churchill) on securing this vital debate on delivering quality in the built environment. I know that her contribution is based on first-hand experience, with her expertise in the sector. We heard excellent speeches from my hon. Friends the Members for Henley (John...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Repairs and Maintenance (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government’s consultation, Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market, considered a number of issues within the leasehold sector including the issue of freeholder charges. The consultation closed on 19 September and the Government will respond shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: Affordable housing remains the Government’s priority. That’s why the Prime Minister recently announced an additional £2 billion funding for affordable housing, increasing the Affordable Homes Programme 2016-21 budget to over £9 billion to deliver a wide range of affordable housing, including social rent homes. The Affordable Homes Programme is delivered through the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department for 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 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (13 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Greater London Authority has published its proposed London Affordable Rent levels on its website. See page 7 in the following file: https://www.london.gov.uk/sites/default/files/homesforlondon ers-affordablehomesprogrammefundingguidance.pdf The overall national average as a proportion of market rent for affordable rent funded housing through the programme is 80 per cent. Homes and...

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

Alok Sharma: The Department for 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 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Grenfell Tower fire had impacts for the whole of the Lancaster West Estate. During the fire, there were safety concerns for residents in the 364 occupied properties in Barandon, Hurstway & Testerton Walks (‘The Walkways’) which lead up to Grenfell Tower. These properties were evacuated on the night of the fire on the advice of the London Fire Service. The evacuation...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government has been clear that residents who held a council tenancy in Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk will be offered a new home that will be on at least the same terms as the one they lost. Survivors who held a council tenancy at Grenfell Tower or Grenfell Walk will have the Right to Buy their new permanent council property; where they move into a permanent housing association property,...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: West Midlands (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department for 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 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Wolverhampton (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: Estimates of house building, new build dwellings starts and completions for England and in each local authority district, to June quarter 2017, are shown in Live Table 253a at the following link. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-house-building Data for the September quarter 2017 is scheduled for publication on the 19 December 2017. These only cover new build...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: We are currently supporting the development of twenty-four locally-led garden cities, towns and villages with the potential for 220,000 new homes across England. There are 10 locally-led garden cities, towns and communities at Ebbsfleet, Bicester, Didcot, Basingstoke, Otterpool Park in Kent, Aylesbury, Taunton, Harlow-Gilston, North Essex and North Northamptonshire. We also announced our...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Green Belt (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: Under the National Planning Policy Framework, local authorities can alter the shape of their Green Belt only in exceptional circumstances. They do this through their Local Plan. This involves rigorous consultation in public and consideration by a planning inspector at examination, who then makes a formal determination on whether the submitted Plan is sound. It is for each Plan to be found...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Development Plans (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (section 4) offers new flexibilities for the process of modifying neighbourhood plans. Regulations for this section of the Act will be laid before Parliament on 13 December 2017 and are due to come into force in the New Year, subject to Parliamentary approval.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Neighbourhood Development Plans (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: Neighbourhood planning gives communities a powerful set of tools to shape their area. The Written Ministerial Statement of 12 December 2016 (HCWS346) introduced additional protection to neighbourhood plans where all of the following criteria apply: •the written ministerial statement is less than 2 years old, or the neighbourhood plan been part of the development plan for 2 years or...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department for 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 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Aviation (12 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department for 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.

Previous Business – Commons: Select Committee (11 Dec 2017)

Communities and Local Government: Housing for older people. 4:00 pm; The Thatcher Room, Portcullis House
Witnesses: Alok Sharma MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, Department for Communities and Local Government Marcus Jones MP, Minister for Local Government, Department for Communities and Local Government

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (11 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: As the Chancellor stated in his Autumn Budget 2017 speech, over the next five years the Government will commit a total of at least £44 billion of capital funding, loans and guarantees to support our housing market. This funding will be used for a variety of purposes, including for compulsory purchase, but also for identification of sites, supporting small and medium enterprise...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (11 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: The table below sets out the number of planning applications for housing that were called in by the Secretary of State. These figures include planning applications for mixed use development schemes that include an element of housing, in addition to development schemes for residents only. Year Number of applications called in 2008 12 2009 14 2010 4 2011 1 2012 0 2013 5...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (11 Dec 2017)

Alok Sharma: Building more affordable homes is an absolute priority for this Government, which is why the Prime Minister announced on 4 October 2017 an extra £2 billion funding for affordable housing, on top of the £1.4 billion announced last year, increasing the Affordable Homes Programme 2016/21 budget to over £9 billion. We have confirmed a long-term rent certainty for social landlords...


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