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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Insulation (20 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 19 March 2018 Approved Document B does not specify particular products that can or cannot be used as part of an external wall system. In considering which products to use, the person carrying out the work must ensure that the requirements for external walls to resist the spread of fire are met. Approved Document B provides guidance on how those...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Research Establishment (20 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 19 March 2018 The Building Research Establishment (BRE) provides technical support to the Department on fire safety in a number of capacities, which can include attending meetings of relevant experts. Members of BRE staff also sit on standards committees dealing with fire safety as UK experts.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Care Homes: Fire Extinguishers (20 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an independent review of the Building Regulations and fire safety system. Any decision on future fire safety requirements will be taken following the completion of that review, which is expected to be published in Spring 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land Drainage: Planning Permission (20 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Government has introduced the Lead Local Flood Authority as a statutory consultee under the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure) Order 2015. Local planning authorities are required to consult, subject to certain exceptions, the relevant lead local flood authority on planning applications for major development with surface water drainage. In determining the application,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Gypsies and Travellers: Health Services (19 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government’s Inclusion Health programme published a number of resources from 2013 to 2016 on key issues affecting Gypsies, Travellers and Roma people. The reports were largely developed with the participation of Gypsy, Traveller and Roma stakeholders and health professionals. These included guidance on planning and commissioning inclusive services and a report on the impact of insecure...

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

Dominic Raab: The Government will publish a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments. My Department is working closely with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice in finalising the consultation paper, and we will be in a position to clarify the timing of the consultation shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme (19 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Under the reinvigoration of the Right to Buy in 2012, councils were able, for the first time, to keep the receipts from additional sales. This has raised over £2 billion for councils to reinvest in new affordable housing. As part of the self-financing settlement with councils in 2012, a proportion of Right to Buy receipts (20 per cent of the national total) are paid to the Treasury, to help...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (19 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: On 5 March 2018 the Government issued for consultation our proposed revision of the National Planning Policy Framework, which sets out stronger and clearer expectations of local planning authorities in their approach to making full, efficient use of brownfield land. The Draft Framework says that local planning policies and decisions should give substantial weight to the value of using...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities (19 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Under Local Government Act 2003, local authorities have the freedom to borrow and invest, without government consent, provided that their borrowing is affordable. As part of this ‘prudential’ framework, every local authority is required to set its own borrowing limit, which must be approved by full Council or the equivalent at least annually. The Government has backstop powers to set...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (15 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Details of all tests commissioned by the Department as part of the Building Safety Programme are available at: www.gov.uk/guidance/building-safety-programme Test 4 and Test 5 included materials in the cladding system which were not materials of limited combustibility and which therefore would have been classified under the European classification system under Classes B-F. In both tests, the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (15 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The BS 8414 test was incorporated into building regulations guidance in 2006, following a comprehensive review of that part of the regulations and a public consultation. The Independent Expert Panel considers that the test is appropriate for assessing the potential for a cladding system to provide a medium for fire spread. The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (15 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Approved Document B and the guidance published by the Independent Expert Panel provide clear advice about the use of materials on the facades of high-rise buildings. Any future change to building regulations would be subject to a public consultation. The Government has commissioned Dame Judith Hackitt to take forward an independent review of building and fire safety regulations and their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations: Fire Prevention (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 Dame Judith Hackitt’s interim report recommended that the Government should restrict the use of desktop studies so that they are only used where appropriate, with sufficient test evidence and where those undertaking the assessment are able to demonstrate suitable competence. The Government will consult on proposals to implement this...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 The revised National Planning Policy Framework, which was published for consultation on 5 March 2018, makes clear that essential local workers should be taken into account in planning for affordable homes. It defines a broad category of essential local workers for this purpose, as public sector employees who provide frontline services such as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 12 March 2018 The Government welcomes any report, which seeks to increase homeownership and housing supply. Along with the bold plans set out in our Housing White Paper last year, the Autumn Budget has put us on track to create, fund and drive a housing market which delivers 300,000 homes a year on average by the mid 2020s. We are also helping more young...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The number of planning applications called in for determination by the Secretary of State in each of the last full five years is set out below. Applications called in 2013 12 2014 16 2015 24 2016 15 2017 19 Four involved either an existing airfield or were adjacent to an airfield.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to ensuring that housing association tenants have the opportunity to own their homes, and the Midlands pilot announced at Autumn Budget 2017 is a clear demonstration of that commitment. We are currently engaging with the National Housing Federation and housing associations in the Midlands, and more details on the pilot will be announced in due course, including the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Under paragraph 62 of the consultation draft National Planning Policy Framework, it is proposed that it is a matter for each local authority to determine the type of homes required for different groups in the community, including travellers who do not fall under the definition in Annex 1 of the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites. We welcome views on this issue in response to the consultation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Planning Policy for Traveller Sites, including Annex 1, remains in place. The consultation on the draft National Planning Policy Framework asks a question on whether any changes should be made to the Planning Policy for Traveller Sites as a result of the proposed changes to the Framework set out in the consultation and if so, what changes should be made. We welcome views on this issue in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (14 Mar 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 14 March 2018 The latest figures from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea show that, as of 9 March, 137 households from Grenfell Tower and Walk have accepted an offer of permanent accommodation. Another 46 have accepted an offer of temporary accommodation. Therefore a total of 183 households have accepted either an offer of temporary or permanent...


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