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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (19 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government is considering the responses received to the recently closed consultation on the effectiveness of the powers to deal with unauthorised developments and encampments. The consultation touched on a broad range of issues, which included the provision of uthorised sites, and the impact on settled and travelling communities. The Government wants to understand the issues in more depth...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning: Coventry (19 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The proposed changes to the revised Framework reinforce environmental protections in various ways, including that plans should identify and pursue opportunities for securing measurable net gains for biodiversity. These should benefit the natural environment across the country. It will then be the responsibility of local planning authorities, including Coventry to assess the impact at a local...

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

Kit Malthouse: The draft National Planning Policy Framework set out that local authorities should, as a minimum, provide for objectively assessed needs for housing and other development in plans. These plans would be tested by an independent Planning Inspector at the plan examination. The council will also need to ensure there is sufficient infrastructure available to accommodate proposals bought forward in...

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

Kit Malthouse: The current definition of affordable housing was recently consulted on as part of the revised draft National Planning Policy Framework. This is in line with the existing statutory definition of social housing as set out in legislation from the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices, and the Framework does require that...

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

Kit Malthouse: For affordable housing delivered through the planning system it is up to local authorities to set policies for affordable housing in plans, and determine planning applications accordingly. Proposals in the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework aim to support local authorities in creating clearer policy requirements in plans for developer contributions expected for affordable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Owner Occupation (18 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: As part of the annual survey of performance against the Building Control Performance Standards, all building control bodies have been asked how many requests for inspection records have been made between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018. We expect to publish the results of the survey in the Building Control Performance Indicators 2017/18 report early 2019. The report will also be available on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (18 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The way the Help to Buy product and its repayment terms are structured means there is no fixed repayment schedule. The Department makes estimates to inform budgets within a Spending Review and to inform fiscal forecasts - these estimates are used for internal budget setting as to long term management of the programme. The Help to Buy Budgets for the remainder of the Spending Review Period...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention (17 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: As of 14 June 2018, from the results of Building Research Establishment large-scale system tests and the information provided to us by local authorities we know of 297 private sector residential buildings with cladding systems that are unlikely to meet current Building Regulations guidance. Local authorities have told us about plans for remediating 72 buildings. Of these, 21 buildings have...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Fraud (17 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Holding answer received on 17 July 2018 There is no equivalent offence in planning terms to treating, however the Localism Act 2011 requires local authorities to promote and maintain high standards of conduct for officers and elected officials through their own code of conduct. Local authorities must publish their code of conduct which requires officers and councillors to act in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Of the 104 local authorities with a Housing Revenue Account that are eligible to bid for the additional borrowing programme: (a) 29 are in the South East, (b) 4 are in the North West, (c) 20 are in the East of England, (d) 5 are in the West Midlands, (e) 11 are in the South West, (f) 3 are in Yorkshire and the Humber, (g) 2 are in the East Midlands, (h) 1 is in the North East.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Yorkshire and the Humber (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government will fully fund the removal and replacement of unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding systems that have failed large scale tests, commissioned by Government in 2017 on social residential buildings 18 metres and over owned by councils and housing associations, with costs estimated at £400 million. On 3 July, we published on the Government website further details on...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Under the Housing Act 2004, local authorities have powers to identify, assess and take enforcement action against owners of residential buildings in their area that are not acting responsibly in respect of hazards, and have a statutory duty to keep housing conditions in their area under review. The Joint Inspection Team will provide support and expertise to local authorities in exercising...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We have made it clear that we expect building owners and industry to explore all options to protect leaseholders from incurring the costs associated with replacing unsafe cladding. These options may include warranties, insurances or legal action. We are encouraged that NHBC have accepted the claim made by Galliard Homes in relation to New Capital Quay and will be funding the required...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: As of 14 June 2018, 32 private sector student residential buildings with Aluminium Composite Material cladding systems have failed Building Research Establishment large-scale system tests and are unlikely to meet current Building Regulations guidance. We publish the most recent testing programme figures every month in a data release. The latest figures can be found at:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The ministerially-chaired taskforce will actively oversee the remediation of private sector buildings with Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems, including ensuring that remediation plans are put in place swiftly across all private sector buildings with ACM cladding systems. It will work with the Local Government Association, National Fire Chiefs Council, London Councils, local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Building Regulations (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Shortly after the Grenfell Tower tragedy, we issued guidance on the interim safety measures that should be put in place in high-rise buildings with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems. This includes instructions to building owners to communicate with residents and the local fire and rescue service about the safety of their homes and what they should do in the event of a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Aviation (16 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The revised draft National Planning Policy Framework recognises the significant contribution that aviation makes to economic growth and the importance of maintaining a national network of general aviation facilities. It requires local authorities, when preparing their Local Plans, to take account of the role of airfields in meeting business, leisure, training and emergency service needs. It...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Construction (13 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government has two sources of data regarding completions by housing associations. The quarterly published House building: new build dwellings statistics are a leading indicator of housing supply and include an estimate of starts and completions by housing associations. The tenure captured in these quarterly statistics reflects the tenure of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Compulsory Purchase: Compensation (13 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Through the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017, MHCLG has introduced a substantial package of reforms to make the compulsory purchase process clearer, fairer and faster for all. Compulsory purchase can be an important tool for assembling land needed to help deliver a range of development, regeneration and infrastructure projects. However, it must be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations (12 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: I refer the Hon Member to the answer given to Question UIN 157707 on 4 July 2018.


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