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Upcoming Business – Commons: Select Committee (1 Nov 2017)

Communities and Local Government: Housing need and the NPPF. 9:30 am; Other
Witnesses: Alok Sharma MP, Housing Minister, Department for Communities and Local Government

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Newham (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 19 October 2017 The application for confirmation of the London Borough of Newham's proposed selective licensing designation is under consideration and a decision will be made in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The table below shows the number of new affordable residential traveller pitches (a) started and (b) completed in each of the last five financial years. Delivery during this period was recorded under the 2011-15 Traveller Pitch Funding programme and the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. 2012/13 2013/14 2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 a - started pitches 112 240 196 9* 34* b - completed...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The table below shows the number of new affordable residential pitches (a) started and (b) completed on traveller sites in each local authority area under the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. All other local authority areas not listed in this table show a nil-return. Local Authority a) Started pitches b) Completed pitches Central Bedfordshire 2 2 Darlington 22 22 Harlow...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Fire Regulations (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government will continue to work with the Expert Panel to publish advice for building owners, as needed, in order to help them to protect their residents from fire. All advice is published on the Building Safety Programme webpage: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-safety-programme

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Shops: Wheelchairs (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government has commissioned research to evaluate the effectiveness of regulatory guidance about accessibility and we will publish the results in due course. We have not undertaken a separate assessment of the relative accessibility of shops for wheelchair users.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Local authorities have extensive powers to deal with unauthorised encampments, and Travellers can be ordered by a court to pay the court costs of the claim. We signalled our intention to issue a consultation on what more can be done to improve the effectiveness of enforcement powers, and will consider all suggestions carefully.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: We intend to consult on the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised developments and encampments. We will seek views on whether there is anything that would ensure existing powers can be used more effectively. We will set out further details in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Shops: Wheelchairs (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Part M (Access to and use of buildings) of the Building Regulations requires that where building work takes place, including the erection or extension (and in some case material alteration) of a building, reasonable provision is made for access to and use of the building and its facilities. Approved Document M (Access to and use of Buildings) provides guidance on common ways of demonstrating...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department’s English Housing Survey collects information about the type of housing stock in the social rented sector, irrespective of whether it is available to rent. The English Housing Survey can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-housing-sur vey-2015-to-2016-headline-report. In 2015 (the latest date for which data are available), there were an estimated...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Council Housing (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Figures on local authority waiting lists are available in live table 600 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-rents-lettings-and-tenancies

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Appeals (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: My department reports on the number of major decisions overturned at appeal by local planning authorities in England in planning statistics Live Table P152, using data provided by the Planning Inspectorate. The latest version of this table was published on 10 August 2017 as experimental statistics to enable councils to validate the information held. Live Table P152 can be viewed at the...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Department does not collect information on the previous ownership of land on which housing has been built. Although the Department has published figures for the total amounts of land changing to residential use in England in each of 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16 in live table P351. The published figures can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The information requested is available in Live Table P300 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-land-use-change-statistics.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations (20 Oct 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: Right to Buy Scheme (20 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government is considering how the legislation on Higher Value Assets (HVA) could be implemented under the framework set out in the Housing and Planning Act 2016. Local authorities will not be expected to make an HVA payment in 2017/18.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Carbon Emissions (19 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 11 October 2017 The Government has commissioned an independent review of Building Regulations and fire safety, being led by Dame Judith Hackitt. The review will report in Spring 2018. Any future changes to Building Regulations will need to be considered following the outcome of the independent review, and subject to its conclusions. This will of course...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (19 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 16 October 2017 I can confirm that 32 local authorities have been in touch with DCLG regarding work to ensure fire safety in tower blocks. We have been clear that building owners are responsible for funding fire safety measures, but councils should contact us if they have any concerns about funding fire safety works. Government will consider financial...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Solar Power (19 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: Holding answer received on 17 October 2017 There are no plans to change the Building Regulations to ensure that all new buildings are constructed with solar panels. Building Regulations are deliberately couched in performance terms and mandating a particular technology, such as solar panels, may not be appropriate for all new buildings in all areas. The Government’s Clean...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Estates: Regeneration (19 Oct 2017)

Alok Sharma: The Government's Estate Regeneration National Strategy, published in December 2016, emphasises the key leadership role of local authorities in assessing and delivering the amount of social and affordable housing appropriate to meet the needs of their area. The National Strategy also sets out Government's expectations for how authorities should engage with residents throughout an estate...


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