Results 1–20 of 733 for in the 'Written Answers' speaker:Kit Malthouse

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fracking: Lancashire (16 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department does not record centrally the number of breaches of planning control that may have occurred at any particular development site. Enforcement action against any suspected breaches of planning control is a matter for local planning authorities. Local authorities who wish to take enforcement action against breaches of planning control can bid for resources from the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Building Better, Building Beautiful Commission: Public Appointments (14 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Holding answer received on 12 November 2018 The appointment of advisory roles entails the completion of due diligence checks; these were carried out and considered prior to the appointment of Professor Sir Roger Scruton FBA FRSL as unpaid chair of the ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission.

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

Kit Malthouse: Last year the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy, which supports the Industrial Strategy, announced a Local Energy Programme, which supports local actors, community groups, local authorities and combined authorities to develop their own energy strategies and deliver their own energy programmes. Community energy is a key part of clean growth, showing what can happen when groups of people...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: South Yorkshire (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We have not estimated the number of homes that would be built on a local authority basis, following the abolition of the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap. We estimate that nationally, local authority delivery will increase to around 10,000 homes per year. Local authorities in South Yorkshire, and elsewhere, are able to use their new borrowing freedom to start building new homes to meet...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: East Midlands (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: All social homes should be provided and maintained to a decent standard. Progress in the social sector has been made. In 2016, 13 per cent of homes were non-decent compared with 20 per cent in 2010. We are using the Social Housing Green Paper to consider whether the Decent Homes Standard is demanding enough and delivers the right standards for social housing alongside other tenures. In...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government’s Building Safety Programme is tracking the remediation of residential buildings over 18 metres with unsafe Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding systems. The Building Safety Programme works closely with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS Improvement and the Department for Education, to ensure that appropriate remediation steps are being taken on public...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government will be researching the fire performance of high pressure laminate panels, among other non-ACM cladding materials, as part of its wider investigation into the risks of non-ACM combustible cladding.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government will be researching the fire performance of high pressure laminate panels, among other non-Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) cladding materials, as part of its wider investigation into the risks of non-ACM combustible cladding.

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

Kit Malthouse: MHCLG does not currently have regional estimates of the number of leaseholds dwellings in England. The current estimates are ‘experimental official statistics’ and as part of on-going work to improve them we will consider whether it is feasible to produce sub-national statistics in future statistical releases.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Fire Prevention (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Building Research Establishment has informed building owners where samples of cladding materials submitted under the Government’s screening programme were not aluminium composite material and has catalogued those samples for further consideration by the Department in its on-going work to assess potential risks associated with non - Aluminium Composite Materials (ACM) cladding. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Help to Buy Scheme (12 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Help to Buy: Equity Loan has helped 169,102 households buy a new-build home from its launch on 1 April 2013 until 31 March 2018. To end March 2018, overall, 24.9 per cent of these were for leasehold properties: 12.0 per cent of houses were leasehold and 92.8 per cent of flats were leasehold. Statistical data is set out at Table 9, 9a and 9b in the quarterly statistical release to March 2018:...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (8 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The remediation programme underway since the Grenfell Tower tragedy is dealing with Aluminium Composite Materials cladding systems which are unsafe. We expect building owners to be systematically reviewing the safety of their buildings as a matter of course. All buildings covered under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, which include schools, hospitals, and residential care...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (8 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government consulted on applying the ban to residential buildings with a top storey more than 18 metres above ground level, in line with current Building Regulations guidance. The ban will also apply to the external walls of new hospitals, residential care premises, student accommodation and residential accommodation in schools for those buildings which have a top storey more than 18...

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

Kit Malthouse: The Government currently supports 24 locally-led garden cities, towns and villages through its Garden Communities programme and sponsorship of Ebbsfleet Development Corporation. Locally-led Garden Communities are vital to delivering transformational housing growth that we need. We have provided £22 million of capacity funding to fund dedicated staff teams, key studies and assessments to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Tenancy Deposit Schemes (5 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government does not collect data on such court cases.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (5 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: On 29 October 2018, we abolished the Housing Revenue Account borrowing cap in full and with immediate effect. Local authorities are now free to borrow to build new council homes in accordance with the Prudential Code, and will not need to apply to the Government for permission to borrow.

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

Kit Malthouse: The Government will consider the Healthy Homes and Buildings all party parliament group green paper, "Building our Future: Laying the Foundations for Healthy Homes and Buildings", in taking forward its work on reviewing the guidance in relevant Building Regulations’ Approved Documents. This follows recommendations by Dame Judith Hackitt in her independent review of building regulations...

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

Kit Malthouse: New buildings have to meet high energy performance standards, which help saves energy bills as well as carbon. The Clean Growth Strategy said that the Government would consult in 2019 on an uplift to the Building Regulations energy efficiency standards where safe, practical, cost-effective, and affordable.

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

Kit Malthouse: I refer the Hon Member to my previous answer to Question UIN 177311 on 15 October 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Travellers: Caravan Sites (5 Nov 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We are working closely with the Home Office and Ministry of Justice in considering the responses to the consultation, and we will announce a way forward in due course.


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