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

Dominic Raab: The requested information is available in the following live tables: 1989 to 2011: Live Table P226 at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/267563/201312_-_Tables_P221-P226_-_LUCS_-_Land _changing_to_residential_use.xls; and 2013/14 to 2015/16: Live Table P370 at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenants' Associations (8 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Between 25 July and 19 September 2017, the Government ran a consultation on proposals to make it easier for a secretary of a tenants' association to obtain contact information of qualifying tenants (leaseholders) from a landlord and so improve the prospects of the association being formally recognised. The results of the consultation are being analysed and an announcement will be made shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: North Cornwall (8 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Figures for the number of Right to Buy Sales by local authority are available in live table 691 https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-social-housing-sales

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

Dominic Raab: Housing developers of all sizes, have an important part to play in creating the step change in housing delivery we need to deliver the homes this country needs, and we welcome the contribution. We have been clear that we expect developers to deliver more homes, more quickly, and to a high standard. That is why we are taking action through our ambitious package of reforms to increase housing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Licensing (8 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Department has sought to ensure that the selective licensing review can be informed by a number of applications for large scale schemes that were submitted during the second half of 2017. The Department is now in a position to begin the review and will do so shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Liverpool (8 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Secretary of State has made clear that building owners should do all they can to protect leaseholders from costs relating to interim measures and cladding remediation – either funding it themselves or looking at alternative routes such as insurance claims, warranties or legal action. It is important that leaseholders are able to access specialist advice to understand their rights....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land Use (7 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: We have no such plans at present. Local authorities are already required to publish registers of brownfield land suitable for housing. The registers include information relating to the ownership and planning status of land on the register. Local authorities are also required to publish planning registers containing details of all planning applications which are under consideration or...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Forests (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) affords strong protection to ancient woodland, and aged or veteran trees. We acknowledged in the Housing White Paper, that this protection could be further clarified and intend to publish a draft NPPF for consultation early this year. In the event planning permission is granted for development, the local planning authority can impose planning...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Grenfell Tower: Fires (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: As of 29 January, figures from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea show that 40 households from Barandon, Hurstway and Testerton Walks (collectively known as ‘the Walkways’) who moved into emergency accommodation as a result of the fire, have now been housed in interim accommodation. The Council set out a draft permanent rehousing policy that applies to residents of the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Swindon (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: a) Estimates of the residential planning applications granted (planning approvals) for England and in each local authority district, year to September quarter 2017, are shown in table P136 at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-planning-application-statistics Earlier versions of table P136 are also available from the same link: those for...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Owner Occupation (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Data on home ownership rates, by region can be found on the department's website. See AT 1.2 here for time series data: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachm ent_data/file/676433/2016-17_Section_1_Households_Annex_Tabl es.xlsx

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Planning Permission (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Except with reference to the Written Answer by Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth on 1 November 2017 (HL2050), the Government is fully committed to implementing all measures across both the Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017. We are taking end-to-end action to fix our broken housing market through our wider package of reforms, including last year’s Housing...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Compulsory Purchase (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Details of Ministers' meetings with external organisations are published quarterly on Gov.uk and can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/dclg-ministerial-d ata Since May 2017 departmental officials have met with Transport for London, Homes England, Scottish Government, the Country Land and Business Association, the Compulsory Purchase Association, Shelter...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Right to Buy Scheme: Housing Associations (6 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: The Government is committed to ensuring that housing association tenants achieve the aspiration of home ownership, and to the voluntary agreement reached with housing associations. In the Autumn Budget 2017 the Government announced a £200 million voluntary Right to Buy regional pilot in the Midlands. This will give thousands more housing association tenants the opportunity to enjoy...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 Requirement B4 (1) of the Building Regulations 2010 states that “The external walls of the building shall adequately resist the spread of fire over the walls and from one building to another, having regard to the height, use and position of the building”. Paragraphs 12.5 to 12.9 of Approved Document B give guidance on how to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 Results of commercially sponsored tests carried out by independent test laboratories are not held centrally. The Department regularly publishes data on the Building Safety Programme. The latest data release was published on 22 January 2018 and is available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/building-safety-p...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Safety (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 Landlords are expected to keep their properties free of potential hazards and safe for tenants. Where they fail to do so, local authorities have strong powers under the Housing Act 2004 to require necessary improvements to be made. In the rental market, the extent to which the cost of keeping a property safe is reflected in the rent is a...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Cooperatives (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 Co-operative housing is an important element of the community-led housing sector. The community-led sector offers significant potential for helping to meet housing need across England. In addition to helping increase the rate of delivery of new housing, it will help deliver a range of benefits including diversifying the housebuilding...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Churches: Bellringing (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 29 January 2018 The revised National Planning Policy Framework will clearly set out that the developer or ‘agent of change’ should be responsible for mitigating noise impacts and other potential nuisances arising from existing businesses and other organisations, such as churches when locating new development or changing uses nearby. However,...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Land Use: West Midlands (5 Feb 2018)

Dominic Raab: Holding answer received on 01 February 2018 Regional estimates of land use change are not published.


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