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Results 181–200 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning: Public Inquiries (10 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The table below shows the number of decisions on recovered planning appeals and called-in applications made by Ministers since 2010, together with the proportion of decisions which did not follow the Planning Inspector’s recommendation: Calendar Year Number of Cases decided Number of Cases not in line with Inspector's recommendation Percentage of decisions not in line with...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations Advisory Committee (9 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department is speaking with the Building Regulations Advisory committee and is looking to set out its plans to scope a review of guidance in Approved Document M Volume 2. The committee is expected to discuss this at a forthcoming meeting in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Wildlife (9 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: This Government is committed to protecting our precious environment, including local wildlife sites and want to ensure that there is clarity around these essential protections. The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework is currently out for consultation. This closes on 10 May and we will publish the final document in the Summer.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (9 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Local Plans should meet objectively assessed needs, with sufficient flexibility to adapt to rapid change, unless any adverse impacts of doing so would significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, or specific policies in the National Planning Policy Framework indicate that development should be restricted. At examination, an independently appointed Inspector will consider these...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (9 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: My Department maintains close contact with Gypsy, Roma and Traveller stakeholder groups, and officials meet community representatives quarterly to discuss policy questions and give Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities a voice at the heart of Government. Unauthorised developments and encampments, and the recently-launched consultation, have been discussed at these meetings, with my noble...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (9 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: My officials are organising, in collaboration with members of the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities, several workshops throughout May and June, which will offer members of these communities a chance to discuss the consultation and formulate responses.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Construction: Trading Standards (8 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: As part of the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety, Dame Judith Hackitt is considering the role of products used in construction, and the potential impact on building safety. The review has a particular focus on the construction products used in multi-occupancy, high-rise residential buildings. An interim report was published in 18 December 2017, and a final report will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Public Lavatories: Railway Stations (8 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government have discussed with the Department for Transport the provision of Changing Places toilets. Both Departments have met to talk to representatives of the Changing Places consortium to review current and forecast provision in National Rail stations.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Community Infrastructure Levy (8 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government does not hold data for every year since 2010-11. In March this year we published a study on “The Incidence, Value and Delivery of Planning Obligations and Community Infrastructure Levy in England 2016-17”. This found that last year Section 106 planning obligations with an estimated value of £5.1 billion had been agreed, including an estimated £4 billion in affordable...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (8 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: We are supporting people's aspirations to buy through a range of initiatives including Help to Buy, Right to Buy, greater funding for Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy, and our plans for starter homes. Since Spring 2010 Government-backed schemes have helped over 460,000 households to buy a home and the number of first-time buyers is at a nine-year annual high. At Autumn Budget, the Government...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Finance (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 30 April 2018 The information relating to the return of £817 million was published as part of Table 4 in the Supplementary Estimates Explanatory Memorandum 2017/18: https://www.parliament.uk/documents/commons-committees/commu nities-and-local-government/Correspondence/Supplementary-est imates-explanatory-memorandum-2017-18.pdf

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 30 April 2018 An error has been identified in the written answer given on 01 May 2018. The correct answer should have been: Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy we have been working urgently to identify any other buildings over 18 metres with potentially unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding. With the support of local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: System Building: Safety (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department’s letter of 5 September recommended that local authorities and housing associations check their records for whether strengthening work had been undertaken and/or to undertake surveys of any large panel system buildings which they own. The letter referred building owners to a number of reports available to be helpful in understanding how to assess large panel system buildings,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Local planning authorities are legally required to publicise applications for planning permission, prior to deciding the application. There is nothing to prevent a local planning authority notifying a neighbour resident in an adjoining authority area, where the application site abuts the boundary, and it would be considered good practice to do so. In some cases, such as for major development,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fast Food: Schools (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Current planning policy guidance provides local authorities with advice in relation to healthy food environments. It already states that local authorities may consider limiting a certain use of building class in an area, providing there is evidence to support such a decision. Considerations can include the proximity to locations where children and young people congregate, which would...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (3 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 30 April 2018 Following the Grenfell Tower tragedy we have been working urgently to identify any other buildings over 18 metres with potentially unsafe aluminium composite material (ACM) cladding. With the support of local authorities, fire and rescue services and the expert panel, MHCLG is supporting building owners to take immediate steps to ensure the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations Advisory Committee (2 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 30 April 2018 The Department is speaking with the Building Regulations Advisory committee and is looking to set out its plans to scope a review of guidance in Approved Document M Volume 2. The committee is expected to discuss this at a forthcoming meeting in the coming weeks.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Garden Communities: Ebbsfleet (1 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 18 April 2018 Ebbsfleet Development Corporation are committed to delivering a well planned and vibrant garden city that offers high quality and well designed homes, with a mix of tenures for all stages in life, including affordable housing. So far 129 affordable housing units have been built within the Ebbsfleet Garden city. Of these, 78 units are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention: Preston (1 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 23 April 2018 The Department has been in contact with all local authorities in England about high rise residential buildings and cladding as part of its Building Safety Programme. Information being collected through this exercise is set out in monthly data releases which are published at https://www.gov.uk/guidance/building-safety-programme#data-o...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing (1 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 26 April 2018 Local authorities can keep a proportion of the receipts from Right to Buy sales to fund new affordable housing. The money is also used to cover the transaction costs of the sales, debt repayment on the properties, and planned income from the previously expected receipts (both the local authority and the Government share), which applied under...


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