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Results 121–140 of 2000 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Dominic Raab

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Tenants' Rights (6 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Housing and Planning Act 2016 includes changes to the rules on succession that deliver a consistent approach across all local authority tenancies, and ensure that common law partners are put on an equal footing with married couples and civil partners. When in force, all spouses and partners will have a statutory right to succeed to a lifetime tenancy. Local authorities will be able to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Environmental Impact Assessment (6 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: We have not conducted a formal environmental impact assessment of the draft changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). However we have engaged a wide range of relevant stakeholders, including environmental organisations, through our consultation on the draft to consider the potential impacts of the proposed revisions. The revised NPPF and the Government’s response will be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Nature Conservation: Planning Permission (6 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: Buildings: Fire Prevention (5 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: As at 22 May, our testing programme at Building Research Establishment has identified 323 buildings with Aluminium Composite Material cladding in England. Of these, 311 have cladding systems which the expert panel advise are unlikely to meet current building regulations guidance and therefore present fire hazards on buildings over 18 metres. Of the 311 buildings, 159 are social housing, 14...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Defence Fire and Rescue Service (4 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: There have been no recent discussions between Ministers in the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Secretary of State for Defence on the effect on local authority Fire and Rescue services of the Ministry of Defence's proposals to contract-out the Defence Fire and Rescue Service. Responsibility for fire and rescue policy rests with the Home Office.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Local Government: Land (4 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government does not collect information relating to the bodies or organisations to which local authorities dispose of their land.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction Methods (4 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department has undertaken research into modern methods of construction but not specifically about associated risks. Research into particular topics may include consideration of modern methods of construction if relevant to the subject of the research. The Department is aware of work by the industry on this issue, for example, the NHBC Foundation published last year a Guide to Modern...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention (4 Jun 2018)

Dominic Raab: We want to get funding to local authorities and housing associations as soon as possible, so that they can focus on the job of making their buildings safe. We will announce more details shortly about how councils and housing associations can apply for funding, including conditions attached to the grant.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Business Premises: Small Businesses (31 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government sees small and start-up businesses as a critical part of our changing town centres and high streets, and sees short-term leases as a valuable tool for local authorities to use. But we are also supporting small retailers and businesses through other policies and have established the Minister-led Future High Street Forum to help town centres adapt to changing consumer trends. We...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Affordable Housing: Rural Areas (31 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government has consulted on a proposed entry level exception site policy as part of the draft National Planning Policy Framework. This consultation closed on 10 May and responses are currently being assessed. The new National Planning Policy Framework and the Government’s response will be published in July.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (30 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The draft revision of the National Planning Policy Framework did not propose to change the duties falling on local planning authorities under the Climate Change Act 2008. The consultation closed on 10 May and we are currently analysing responses. We will consider all comments, including those on wording proposed, ahead of publication of the final Framework in the Summer.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Minerals: Mining (30 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The National Planning Policy Framework sets out the Government’s planning policies which provide the framework to minimise the environmental effect of mineral extraction. The Department is only responsible for providing the planning framework for mineral extraction in England.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: North East (29 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 24 May 2018 The £3 billion Home Building Fund provides short term and long term loan finance to build the homes this country needs. An additional £1.5 billion funding was announced in the Autumn 2017 Budget to provide loans specifically targeted at supporting SMEs who cannot access the finance they need to build. The Home Building Fund has been a great...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Gazumping (29 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 24 May 2018 The Government has committed to working with the sector to develop a standardised reservation agreement for use by buyers and sellers which will be informed by behavioural insights analysis. These agreements will be used to increase commitment between parties, preventing sales falling through and reducing incidents of gazumping.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (24 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (24 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has indicated that it will not be possible to answer this question within the usual time period. An answer is being prepared and will be provided as soon as it is available.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (23 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department does not hold this data.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: York (23 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: Data on Right to Buy sales by local authority is publically available in Live Tables 685 and 691 at https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-social-housing-sales.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Fire Prevention (23 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: As at 12 April, our testing programme at Building Research Establishment (BRE) has identified 317 buildings with Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) cladding in England. Of these, 304 have cladding systems which the expert panel advise are unlikely to meet current building regulations guidance and therefore present fire hazards on buildings over 18 metres. (Of the 304 buildings: 158 are...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (23 May 2018)

Dominic Raab: In the private sector, building owners are responsible for making buildings safe. We have been clear we think they or the developers of the buildings should pay and not pass costs on to leaseholders, either funding the work themselves or looking at alternative routes such as insurance claims, warranties or action to ensure those responsible for erecting unsafe cladding pay. Leaseholders can...


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