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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Wind Power: Planning Permission (17 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: We have consulted on proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework. We will publish an official response in due course. The Department for Energy Security and Net Zero has also committed to consult on delivering local partnerships for onshore wind. This consultation will be published shortly.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Social Rented Housing: Domestic Abuse (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: Last year we launched a consultation on regulations relating to LAs applying a local connection test for victims of domestic abuse who apply for social housing. We are currently reviewing the responses.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Homelessness: Havering (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Department publishes statutory homelessness data for all local authorities in England, including the London Borough of Havering, which can be found here.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Afghanistan: Refugees (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The £250 million of additional funding for the Local Authority Housing Fund in England is funded from DLUHC departmental budgets.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Temporary Accommodation: Babies (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government is clear that local authorities must ensure temporary accommodation is suitable in relation to the applicant and to all members of their household who normally reside with them, or who might reasonably be expected to reside with them. In particular this means that accommodation must be suitable for any minors. Applicants may request a review of the housing authority's decision...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing: Anti-social Behaviour (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Action Plan is ensuring orderly behaviour by strengthening powers in the social and private rental sector to evict or sanction tenants who persistently commit anti-social behaviour Both local authority and housing association landlords have legal powers to evict tenants should anti-social behaviour be identified as an issue. Changes to the eviction process will be brought in through the...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Anti-social Behaviour: Crime Prevention (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: We are for expanding the eligibility of the Turnaround programme, which will support up to 17,000 children.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Council Housing (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: I refer the Hon. Member to answers given at Oral Parliamentary Questions (Official Report, HC, Volume 730) on 27 March 2023 and to the White Paper, A Fairer Private Rented Sector, published online and available on gov.uk. We are currently analysing the response to the Decent Homes Standard consultation and will respond in due course.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing: Standards (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The private rented sector (PRS) has some of the worst housing of all tenures with over a fifth of the 4.6 million households that rent privately enduring poor conditions and lacking security and control over the homes they pay to live in. Many renters are forced to live in sub-standard conditions, impacting their physical and mental health. The Levelling Up White Paper set out our ambition to...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Owner Occupation (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government has a range of home ownership schemes that are available to 18-40 year olds, including First Homes and Shared Ownership. We have doubled the threshold at which SDLT becomes due to £250,000 and expanded First Time Buyers Relief, raising the threshold at which stamp duty becomes payable from £300,000 to £425,000. The Government's Mortgage Guarantee Scheme also helps first-time...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Lighting: Pollution Control (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The National Planning Policy Framework is already clear that policies and decisions should limit the impact of light pollution on local amenity, dark landscapes and nature conservation. As set out in the December NPPF consultation, this Government will consult on a wider review of the Framework later this year.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Mortgages: Advisory Services (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: We continue to work closely with the National Trading Standards Estate and Lettings Agency Team who oversee the enforcement of the Estate Agents Act 1979, including issuing of warning and prohibition orders and monitoring of agents' disclosure of referral fees for third-party service providers.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Freehold: Marketing (4 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The information requested is not held centrally.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Private Rented Housing: Pets (3 Apr 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government has committed to making sure that private landlords in England do not unreasonably withhold consent when a tenant requests to have a pet in their home and we will give tenants the right to challenge unfair refusals. We know that some landlords are concerned about the potential damage caused by pets, so we will also allow landlords to require insurance covering pet damage. This...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Leasehold (30 Mar 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Government wishes to extend the benefits of freehold ownership to more homeowners. That is why we have committed to end the sale of new leasehold houses, and to reinvigorate commonhold so it can finally be a genuine alternative to leasehold. We will make it easier for leaseholders to purchase the freehold of their building, and take control of their building, by enhancing enfranchisement...

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Derelict Land: Bolton (30 Mar 2023)

Rachel Maclean: Local authorities are encouraged to engage with the Brownfield Land Release Fund through discussions with their One Public Estate Partnership.

Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Evictions (30 Mar 2023)

Rachel Maclean: I refer the Hon. Member to the answer I gave in Oral Parliamentary Questions on 27 March 2023 (Official Report, HC, Volume 730, Column 642).

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Written Answers — Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities: Housing Revenue Accounts (29 Mar 2023)

Rachel Maclean: The Housing Revenue Account (HRA) is not a centrally administered fund that local authorities can draw on. It is a ring fenced account within the authority's general fund, where it accounts for and records income and expenditure relating to its council housing stock. Any local housing authority with more than 200 homes is required to maintain an HRA. Overall delivery of new affordable homes...


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