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Christopher Pincher

Conservative MP for Tamworth (6 May 2010 – current)


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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Freehold: Fees and Charges (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government is committed to promoting fairness and transparency for homeowners and ensuring that consumers are protected from abuse and poor service. The Government is aware that homeowners could be subject to a possession order or the granting of a lease of their home by the rentcharge owner over rentcharge arrears. As part of our leasehold reform work, we are moving forward with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Plans (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: It is essential for Local Planning Authorities to have up to date plan policies in place to plan for our housing needs and to provide clarity to communities and developers about where new homes should be built. It also helps ensure that development is planned for and is sustainable rather than the result of speculative applications. There are 9 Local Planning Authorities (3 per cent) without...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Multiple Occupation (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Change of use to a larger House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) housing more than six people always requires an application for planning permission. Such larger HMOs also require a license in order to operate. For houses up to six people who share facilities, nationally set permitted development rights allow a dwellinghouse (C3) to change use to a House in Multiple Occupation (C4) without the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: We do not currently collect data on Permission in Principle applications. However, from April 2020 local planning authorities will be required to provide data on Permission in Principle applications which will be published as part of the national planning quarterly statistical release.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The New Homes Bonus is an unringfenced grant, this allows local authorities to use the funding as they see fit, as the Government recognises that authorities are in the best position to make decisions about local priorities. Authorities are expected to engage with their local community to decide how the money is spent. The Department does not monitor how individual authorities spend their...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Flats: Insulation (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Information on the progress of applications to the Private Sector ACM Cladding Remediation Fund is reported in the monthly building safety programme data releases, available here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/aluminium-composite-material-cla dding#acm-remediation-data.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government’s estate regeneration national strategy published in 2016 outlined the various ways in which the public and private sectors might work together to implement property development and regeneration projects. It is important that each of the options, and any variations, are properly considered and tested for a given opportunity. Each route will have implications for financing,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Private Rented Housing: Liverpool (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Liverpool City Council made an application for selective licensing under the condition of low housing demand across the whole city. The evidence provided by the local authority was carefully considered against all the relevant statutory conditions, including those contained within section 80(4) of the Housing Act 2004. The application did not meet the statutory tests because it did not...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Clarion Housing Group (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: In relation to Clarion, the Housing Ombudsman Service received; a) in 2018-19; 444 complaints b) in the first three financial quarters of 2019-20; 347 complaints Of these, 84 and 43 respectively entered their formal remit, 127 in total. Of these formal complaints, i) 95 have been determined, ii) 6 are under investigation and iii) 26 are awaiting allocation.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Part M (Access to and Use of Buildings) of the Building Regulations sets minimum access standards for all new buildings. The M4(2) standard for accessible and adaptable homes, set out in statutory guidance, is broadly equivalent to the independent Lifetime Homes standard. Planning guidance on housing for older and disabled people published last summer strengthened the link between plan making...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fuel Poverty: Older People (18 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: We believe everyone should be protected against the cold in their home and the best long-term solution to addressing fuel poverty is to improve household energy efficiency. The Energy Efficiency Regulations 2015 sets a minimum energy efficiency standard of Energy Performance Certificate Band E for private rented properties. Pensioners also receive financial support to ensure they can keep...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (17 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The National Planning Policy Framework states that inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding should be directed away from areas at highest risk, including floodplains. If new homes are necessary in a flood risk area, and no suitable sites at lower risk are available, the local authority should ensure that the development will be safe and will not increase flood risk elsewhere....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (17 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: We are committed to building more of the right homes, in the right places across the country, and ensuring the housing market works for everyone. The Government has so far allocated circa £3 billion from the Housing Infrastructure Fund across every English region, to unlock the development up to 272,862 homes across the country. Furthermore, the Government has allocated £3.4 billion in...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (17 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: There is a consensus that housing supply needs to be significantly higher than its historical average, which is why it is this Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 homes a year by the mid-2020s.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ground Rent (14 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government is looking to standardise the enfranchisement process and asked the Law Commission to review current arrangements to make them easier, faster, fairer and cheaper. The Law Commission has now published its first report to Government, on the valuation aspects of enfranchisement. The report, which follows a consultation by the Law Commission, sets out a number of options relating...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Leasehold: Reform (14 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government is taking forward a comprehensive programme of reform to end unfair practices in the leasehold market. This includes working with the Law Commission to make buying a freehold or extending a lease easier, quicker and more cost effective – and to reinvigorate Commonhold and Right to Manage. We are moving forward with legislation, particularly on measures to ban the sale of new...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (14 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: We have published all reports from BRE on the results and data from the large scale BS 8414 tests undertaken by the Department.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (14 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: Information on the Independent Advisory Panel including core membership can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/building-safety-in dependent-expert-advisory-panel .

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Care Homes and Sheltered Housing: Insulation (14 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Department is seeking views on the ban of the use of combustible materials in and on external walls of buildings, including building types covered and the height threshold. The consultation closes 13 April 2020 and is available at : https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/review-of-the-ba n-on-the-use-of-combustible-materials-in-and-on-the-external -walls-of-buildings

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Lobsters: Tristan da Cunha (13 Feb 2020)

Christopher Pincher: The Government has always been clear that we are committed to engaging Overseas Territories as the UK exits the EU, to ensure that their interests and priorities are properly taken into account. We are seeking a bold and ambitious Free Trade Agreement with the EU and want to have the greatest possible tariff- and barrier-free trade with our European neighbours, so that our companies,...


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