Results 121–140 of 4695 for speaker:Lucy Frazer

Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Topical Questions (9 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: The Government have an £11.5-billion fund to ensure that we have affordable housing.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Infrastructure: Construction (9 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects do not get approved without Development Consent Orders (DCOs).

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning: Finance (9 Jan 2023)

Lucy Frazer: We are already working closely with the Planning Advisory Service and several local authorities to understand how local authorities currently engage with the Nationally Significant Infrastructure regime and are considering ways to improve outcomes. As part of our work to make improvements to the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects regime, we have established the Innovation &...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning: Applications (21 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The powers we are taking through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will enable us to create a more consistent, streamlined and digitally enabled approach to planning applications. This will be proportionate to the scale and nature of the development proposed. When utilised with existing powers, this will enable us to create an end to end system which is faster and more accessible to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Construction (21 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Since 2010, we have delivered over 632,600 new affordable homes, including over 441,612 affordable homes for rent, of which over 162,800 homes for social rent.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: First Time Buyers: Government Assistance (21 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The Government is committed to helping first time buyers to get on the housing ladder. Over 819,000 households have been helped to purchase a home since Spring 2010 through Government backed schemes including First Homes, Shared Ownership and the Lifetime ISA.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (21 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: I refer the Rt Hon Member to the Secretary of State’s Statement of 6 December.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: York (21 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The Government collects data on the number of second homes in England. The latest data can be found here. National planning policy sets out that planning policies and decisions should consider the need for safe and accessible green infrastructure and open space, and local planning authorities should pursue opportunities for securing measurable net gain for biodiversity, including on...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Leasehold (20 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: In line with usual practice, the Government's intention would be to publish a regulatory impact assessment for primary legislation.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning Permission: Advertising (20 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Local planning authorities are required to publicise certain types of planning applications in local newspapers as set out in Article 15 of the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) (England) Order 2015. Proposals in the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill for the digitisation of the planning system will help enable the move to a modern and efficient planning system fit...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Solar Power: Agriculture (20 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is clear that all sources of flood risk, now and in the future, need to be considered in planning applications, including the risk of surface water flooding. This is to ensure that new development is safe for its lifetime without increasing the risk of flooding elsewhere. Where appropriate, for example if the application is classed as major...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Architecture: Higher Education (19 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The Architects Act 1997 (Amendment) Regulations 2022 enable the Architects Registration Board, the regulator for architects, to have autonomy over which international architecture qualifications it recognises and with which overseas regulators it enters into recognition agreements. Reciprocal recognition agreements with overseas regulators will not only mean that the UK can expand its talent...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Derelict Land (19 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Our National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) provides protections to open spaces and recreation facilities. It sets out that existing open space, sports and recreational buildings and land, including playing fields, should not be built on unless: an assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the open space, buildings or land to be surplus to requirements; or the loss resulting...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Help to Buy Scheme: Interest Rates (16 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The Help to buy Equity Loan Scheme has helped over 369,000 households to own their own home and will continue to help many people until March 2023. To support Help to Buy customers, the loan scheme is already interest free for five years. We are actively supporting customers who are struggling to make their interest repayments so if customers are in this position they are encouraged to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (16 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Affordable housing is key to creating the sort of vibrant communities we all wish to see. That is why, through our Affordable Homes Programme, we are investing £11.5 billion to deliver tens of thousands of affordable homes in every part of the country. A significant number of these homes will be for social and affordable rent, ensuring that those who are unable to afford a home in the market...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Energy (15 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: In the Government's British Energy Security Strategy, published earlier this year, we committed to reviewing the practical planning barriers that households can face when installing energy efficiency measures, including in conservation areas and listed buildings. My department has been working on the review jointly with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport and the Department for...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Construction (15 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: The Department does not hold data on the average cost of building a house, including the purchase of land. The Department has published 'Land Value Estimates for policy appraisal 2019'. These show at local level the value of agricultural land before development. They also show the residual land value after development (broken down by residential, commercial and industrial). These tables, as...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Planning Permission (14 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: I refer the Hon Member to the Secretary of State’s Written Ministerial Statement of 6 Dec, which address local plans and build out, as well as the infrastructure levy. We will be launching a technical consultation on the Infrastructure Levy shortly which consider the timing of payments.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing (14 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Further to the Secretary of State’s Written Ministerial Statement of 6 December, the Department agrees that densification of our towns and cities can play an important part in meeting our housing needs in a way which makes effective use of previously developed land and the availability of infrastructure and services.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Holiday Accommodation and Second Homes: Urban Areas (14 Dec 2022)

Lucy Frazer: Further to the answer given in response to Question UIN 93582 on 28 November, we have committed through the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill to introduce a register of short term let properties. This will support the government's drive to improve holiday accommodation standards and provide local authorities with information on which properties are being used as a short term let. In...


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