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Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Construction (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 10 January 2018 A summary of the Fund’s expenditure in 2017/18 will be provided as part of my Department’s Annual Report published in the Spring.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Smoke Alarms: West Midlands (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 15 January 2018 The Ministry does publish national estimates. These figures can be calculated using Annex Table 2.16 in the 2015-16 English Housing Survey Headline Report (https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-housing-su rvey-2015-to-2016-headline-report).

Written Answers — Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Appeals (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: From 2011 to 2017, 7 appeals were made following the failure of the local planning authority to determine the application within the statutory timescale.

Written Answers — Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: Since 1 January 2013 the Secretary of State has called 86 planning applications. Four involved either an existing airfield or were adjacent to an airfield.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Forests: Protection (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department for 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: Letting Agents: Fees and Charges (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: On 1 November 2017, the Government published a draft Bill, proposing a ban on letting agent fees for tenants. The draft Bill and explanatory notes can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/draft-tenants-fee s-bill The Communities and Local Government Select Committee are conducting an inquiry into the draft Bill. The Government will consider any recommendations of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Incinerators: Waste Disposal (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State has made no such assessment. However, the Rt. Hon Member is welcome to submit her views on this issue.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Trespass (16 Jan 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 (16 Jan 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 — Department for Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission: Environment Protection (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The link between access to nature and health has been long established, as both the built and natural environments are major determinants of health and wellbeing. This is already recognised in the Planning Practice Guidance and as part of the core planning principles in the National Planning Policy Framework. Local planning authorities should ensure that health and wellbeing are...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government commissioned research into the effectiveness of the guidance which supports the Building Regulations’ requirements. This relates to access to, and use of, non domestic buildings. The research has been completed and we are considering it. We will be taking the research into account in considering whether any changes need to be...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Broadband: Planning (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to delivering the world’s most dynamic digital economy, supported by measures such as fibre infrastructure investment to ensure consumers and businesses have access to the digital infrastructure that they need. The Ministry consulted in the Housing White Paper, ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, on amending national planning policy. This...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing Infrastructure Fund (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Housing Infrastructure Fund launched on 4 July 2017 will unlock up to 100,000 new homes by supporting the delivery of vital physical infrastructure projects such as roads, bridges, energy networks and other utilities. We are currently assessing proposals in partnership with all key stakeholders and will announce successful schemes over the coming months.

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government does not collect such information centrally. In 2013/14 a survey was carried out of local authority planning policies on the adoption of the Lifetime Homes standard for new build housing. The survey can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/353395/013_Survey_Write_Up_5th_August_2014.pdf

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Housing: Disability (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government does not collect data centrally on the number of new homes built in accordance with the Building Regulations’ Optional Requirement for adaptable and accessible homes. However, the English Housing Survey collects information on the accessibility and adaptability of all homes, including new homes. The most recent report can be found at...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land (16 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: Officials are currently assessing the data contained in the published registers.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Forests: Conservation (15 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Forestry Commission and Natural England produce the standing advice for planning applications that impact on ancient woodland. The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) does not specify the criteria, as the local authority is best placed to determine what the needs of their area are. The existing policies already provide a high bar, however this government remains committed to deliver...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Written Questions (15 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The question [116503] was answered on 15 January 2018 with the answer: We are standing up for England’s churches. National planning policy already sets out that businesses should not have unreasonable restrictions put on them because of changes in nearby land uses since they were established. We are minded to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to give greater emphasis...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Churches: Bellringing (15 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: We are standing up for England’s churches. National planning policy already sets out that businesses should not have unreasonable restrictions put on them because of changes in nearby land uses since they were established. We are minded to amend the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to give greater emphasis to this matter, by setting out that planning policies and decisions...

Written Answers — Department for Communities and Local Government: Building Regulations: Disability (15 Jan 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government commissioned research into the effectiveness of the guidance which supports the Building Regulations’ requirements relating to access to and use of non domestic buildings. The research has been completed and we are considering its publication. We will be taking the research into account in considering whether any changes need to...


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