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Results 101–120 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (13 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 12 June 2018 We are not publishing address details because of the risk to public safety arising from potential malicious acts. Details of every building identified as having unsafe Aluminium Composite Material cladding systems are provided to the relevant local authority and fire and rescue service and every building is visited by the local fire and rescue...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: New Towns (13 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: We will shortly be publishing guidance to accompany the New Towns Act 1981 (Local Authority Oversight) Regulations 2018. This will provide details of the information and preparatory work the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government will expect to see from local authorities wishing to designate a new town and create a locally-led new town development corporation,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Plans (12 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: In the 14 years since the current plan making regime was introduced, 280 authorities have adopted a plan with 58 authorities yet to adopt. Of the 58 authorities yet to adopt a plan, 34 have submitted a plan that is now at examination, 6 have published a plan ahead of examination and 18 are yet to publish. Having an out of date plan is not an option and we will, when necessary, intervene to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (12 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The relevant information can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/planning-inspectora te-statistics Table 2.4 gives overall planning appeals received and allowed back to 2010 (by financial year) Table 5.1 gives the local authority splits for Planning for the last financial year (2017/18 only) We also publish the entirety of our appeals data (in the interest of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (12 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department does not specifically monitor the number of homes built on greenfield sites. It does, however, produce statistics on the estimated percentage of new residential addresses created on non-previously developed land. Figures for 2013-14 to 2017-18 are given in Live Table P301, which is available within the ‘2016-17 residential address change tables’ spreadsheet at...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Energy Performance Certificates: Public Buildings (12 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The consultation on display energy certificates was commissioned by the Coalition Government and was not pursued by the current Government. As set out in the Clean Growth Strategy, the Government plans to publish a call for evidence on trigger points for energy performance certificates and how they could be improved. Although focussed on energy performance certificates and on improving how we...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Wildlife (12 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: This Government is committed to ensuring clarity around environmental protections in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). We engaged relevant stakeholders, including environmental organisations, during the consultation on the revised NPPF. The consultation closed on 10 May 2018 and we are currently considering responses. The revised NPPF and the Government’s response will be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (11 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: Since 2012, 10 planning applications for individual shale exploration proposals have been submitted. 5 of these applications have been granted planning permission.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Insulation: Testing (11 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: We will ensure there is no room for doubt over what materials can be used safely in cladding systems on high rise residential buildings. Having listened carefully to the arguments for banning combustible materials in cladding systems on high rise residential buildings, the Government intends to introduce a ban and will consult accordingly. We will publish a consultation document as early as...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Greater London (11 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State’s approach to calling in planning applications in England is set out in various Written Ministerial Statements to this House in particular on 26 October 2012 (column 72WS). The Written Ministerial Statement states that the “Secretary of State will, in general, only consider the use of his call in powers if planning issues of more than local importance are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Empty Property: Private Sector (11 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: We continue to support local authorities to encourage efficient use of our existing stock, making best use of homes that have been empty. Local authorities have powers and incentives to tackle empty homes. Through the New Homes Bonus, they earn the same financial reward for bringing an empty home back into use as building a new one. The Ratings (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Land (11 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The National Planning Policy Framework requires local planning authorities to identify five years’ worth of deliverable housing sites against their housing requirements. Most areas produce an annual assessment of their five year land supply. However, this position can alter due to market conditions and challenge at appeal, therefore the department does not estimate five year housing land...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme: Greenwich (8 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 06 June 2018 Homes England have identified 29 flats where Help to Buy: Equity Loan held a share of the equity for the New Capital Quay development. Further work is ongoing to validate this information. The Department has not made an assessment of the future valuation of such properties because it would rely on the individual situation and judgement of an...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Chief Scientific Advisers (8 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The previous Secretary of State had numerous meetings attended by analysts and technical specialists from across the Department between 1 January and 31 March 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: Where a housing association landlord needs to carry out major repairs or refurbishment to a property, for example to bring it up to the decent homes standard, it may be necessary for the tenant to move out of the property temporarily while the works are carried out. In such circumstances, we would expect that the tenant would normally move back into the property after the works are completed....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Rents (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State has so far not met with either Peabody or Genesis housing associations and has not made written representations regarding their rents. A landlord or a tenant of a secure tenancy can make an application to have a fair rent registered by Valuation Office Agency (VOA). Landlords must then apply to have the rent re-registered if they want to increase it. If there have been...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Associations: Regulation (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Regulatory Futures Review, published by Cabinet Office in January 2017 looked at what made effective regulatory delivery models and concluded that regulated self-assurance or co-regulation represented good practice. This approach focuses, as far as possible, on outcomes and makes use of a wide range of levers to reduce harm and improve quality. These levers include using the influence of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Vauxhall (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The planning application by VCI Property Holdings to develop the island site at Vauxhall Cross is still being considered by Lambeth Council. The Council is expected to issue a draft decision in July 2018 following which they will consult with the London Mayor in order for him to decide whether he should direct the Council to refuse the application. The Secretary of State will await the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: I refer the Rt Hon Member to the Written Ministerial Statement on planning policy made by the Secretary of State on 17 May (HCWS689), which announced a range of planning measures to facilitate timely decisions on shale planning applications.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Planning Permission (7 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: Mineral Planning Authority decisions to grant or refuse planning permission for shale gas exploration proposals in England over the last three years have taken between 17 and 83 weeks, from the date of validation of that application to the date the decision was issued.


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