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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (26 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The revised draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) sets out the importance of securing high standards of sustainable design in all developments, not just in new settlements and garden cities. We announced at Budget the intention for up to five new garden towns and remain committed to working with ambitious authorities through the Garden Towns and Villages programme. The consultation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Finance (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 16 March 2018 In line with standard practice where funding cannot be spent, within a financial year, it is returned to the Treasury. This is part of good budget management within the Department, and in line with established processes. Underspends are not unusual. For comparison, in 2009-10, the Department underspent by £504 million in total. Overall,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 19 March 2018 The Department does not publish this information. It very quickly falls out of date, because, for operational reasons, the 167 local authorities that have made relevant sales since 2012 have to estimate the amounts due which are then made more accurate as a result of periodic review and reconciliation exercises.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 21 March 2018 The first door was tested by the Metropolitan Police as part of their investigation. So far two additional doors have been tested by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Expert Panel has commissioned additional testing and inspections of fire doors from the same batch of doors installed at Grenfell and a sample of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Wind Power: Planning Permission (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The written ministerial statement of 18 June 2015 HCWS42 on Local Planning, has been incorporated into the draft revised National Planning Policy Framework which was published on 5 March 2018. Consultation on this and other revisions to the Framework is underway, closing on 10 May 2018 (https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/draft-revised-n ational-planning-policy-framework).The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Environmental Impact Assessment (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Responsibility for the various stages of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process usually falls with the applicant or the local planning authority. However, the Secretary of State can either choose or be called upon to make a screening direction, which determines whether or not a certain development can be considered ‘EIA development’ and therefore subject to the EIA process....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Gypsies: Caravan Sites (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Housing Delivery Test results will be published by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government each November and will include the delivery of all types of housing (including Gypsy and Travellers accommodation).

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities: North Essex (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Planning applications can be submitted to relevant local authorities at any time. The decision by a local authority must be taken in accordance with the development plan unless there are material considerations that indicate otherwise. The Secretary of State would not routinely play a role in the decision making of a local authority, but does have the power to call-in an application for his...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities: North Essex (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Across England we are already supporting twenty-four locally-led garden cities, towns and villages to be exemplars of quality, design and best practice. All told, they have the potential to deliver up to 220,000 homes across England. This includes the North Essex Garden Communities. To date, we have provided capacity funding totalling £2.023 million to North Essex Garden Communities via our...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Across England we are already supporting twenty-four locally-led garden cities, towns and villages to be exemplars of quality, design and best practice. All told, they have the potential to deliver up to 220,000 homes across England. Autumn Budget 2017 announced that we will extend this support to deliver five new garden towns that will seek to bring together public and private capital. This...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Electric Vehicles: Charging Points (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government’s Industrial Strategy, published in November 2017, sets out the ways in which the Government is supporting electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The strategy includes a commitment to update Building Regulations to mandate that all new residential developments must contain the enabling cabling for charge-points in the home, taking account of the independent review of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Since 2010, 34 local plans have been withdrawn by local authorities from examination.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Plans (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Plan preparation is a matter for local authorities and information on costs is not collected centrally.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Plans (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government does not hold this data. Research on a sample of early plans carried out by the Department in 2014 showed the costs of producing neighbourhood plans ranged from £4,000 to just under £30,000 for more complex plans, with the average being under £15,000. Case studies of the cost of neighbourhood plans can be found at: https://mycommunity.org.uk/?s=total+spend The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Roads: Construction (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: It is right that developers are required to mitigate the impacts of development, and pay for the cumulative impacts of development on the infrastructure in their area. Section 106 planning obligations (s278 in the case of highway requirements) are negotiated legal agreements between developers and local authorities. They are used to make development acceptable through delivery of affordable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Planning Permission (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is clear that where sites have planning permission they should move ahead as quickly as possible. Over 1 million homes have been delivered since 2010, but we are taking forward a range of reforms to build even more homes more swiftly, including under the revised National Planning Policy Framework, and proposals to reform developer contributions, that were published on 5 March...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Owner Occupation (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department's English Housing Survey collects information on the age of home owners in England. See AT1.4 here: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/676433/2016-17_Section_1_Households_Annex_Tabl es.xlsx for data from 2003-04 to 2016-17 (the latest year for which data are available).

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: At Autumn Budget, the Chancellor of the Exchequer announced that we will raise the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap by a total of up to £1 billion in areas of high affordability pressure, for local authorities that are ready to start building new homes. Local authorities will be able to bid for increases in their caps from 2019/20, up to a total of £1 billion by the end of 2021/22. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (22 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, 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 — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (21 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, 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.


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