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Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Silvertown Quays: Regeneration (27 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: I as well as the Minister for London, would be happy to discuss the regeneration of Silvertown Quays. I have asked officials to liaise with their counterparts in the Greater London Authority and the Local Economic Action Partnership to understand these plans in the first instance.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Electrical Safety (25 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The English Housing Survey includes information on the presence of five electrical safety features: modern PVC wiring, modern earthing, modern consumer unit casing, miniature circuit breakers and residual current devices. The latest English Housing Survey stock condition report was published 12 July this year and is available at- https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/english-housing-sur...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Buildings: Insulation (25 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: As of 12 July, 2018, fourteen publicly-owned buildings (including schools and hospitals) have failed large-scale system tests on their cladding systems. One building has now completed the remediation process, including removal and replacement of its aluminium composite material cladding. The other building owners are working with the relevant fire and rescue service and other specialists to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention: High Rise Flats (25 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The latest data available was published on 12 July 2018. Of the 159 social sector buildings that have combinations of Aluminium Composite Material (ACM) cladding and insulation judged to have failed the large-scale tests 114 or 72 per cent have started the process of remediation. Of these, 13 buildings have finished remediation. Of the 301 private sector residential buildings with cladding...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing (25 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced changes to local authority tenancies by making it mandatory for most new council tenancies to be for a fixed term however this has not yet been implemented. Next steps will be set out shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Owner Occupation (24 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department published revised Building Control Performance Standards that included the right to ask for inspection records on its website and issued guidance to building control bodies in April 2017 on responding to such requests.

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

Kit Malthouse: Section 185 of the Localism Act 2011 amends Schedule 14 of the Housing Act 2004 to exempt fully mutual housing co-operatives from mandatory houses in multiple occupation licensing, this section does not apply to selective licensing. The Government has not issued guidance to local authorities on a) exemptions or b) the application of selective licensing on fully mutual housing co-operatives....

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Fire Prevention (24 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: Dame Judith Hackitt’s review recommended that test methods and standards should be regularly reviewed in order to drive continuous improvement. The Government has invited views on the Dame Judith’s findings and recommendations, and will set out an implementation plan in the autumn.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (24 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: A number of staff across the Department contributed to the work on the consultation into banning combustible cladding and the Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety. The Department does not hold information centrally on the staff time or costs taken to prepare the consultation or carry out the review. Dame Judith Hackitt chaired the Independent Review of Building...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Solar Power (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: All solar panels fitted to domestic properties must comply with safety regulations. The Building Regulations would apply to any solar / photovoltaic panels fitted to a domestic property. Part P of the Building Regulations states that reasonable provision shall be made in the design and installation of electrical installations, including protection from fire and injury. In order to be eligible...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Rented Housing: Solar Power (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department does not hold information on tenant requests to remove solar panels.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing: Solar Power (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Government is aware of some previously reported incidents of fires involving photovoltaic panels / solar panels and that is why we commissioned the Building Research Establishment in 2015 to conduct a study on this issue. The interim findings of this study were published in July 2017 and can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/fire-incidents-in volving-solar-panels

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We intend to publish the Social Housing Green Paper shortly.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Social Rented Housing: Consultation Papers (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: We heard from almost 1,000 residents of social housing at 14 engagement events across the country hosted by the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government. Over 7,000 people also shared their thoughts with us through our online engagement. Their views have been pivotal in shaping the social housing Green Paper, which we intend to publish shortly.

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

Kit Malthouse: The Government is committed to maintaining strong protections for the Green Belt. The revised National Planning Policy Framework will clarify what ‘exceptional circumstances’ means for local authorities considering altering a Green Belt boundary. This includes making as much use as possible of suitable brownfield and under-used land. The Government provides support to local...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land: Wirral (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: I refer the Hon Member to the answer to Question UIN 164879 on 23 July 2018.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Derelict Land: Wirral (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The Department produces statistics on the estimated percentage of new residential addresses created by previous developed usage. Local authority level figures for 2013-17 are published in live table P302, available from the ‘2016 to 2017 residential address change tables’ at: https://www.gov.uk/government/statistical-data-sets/live-tab les-on-land-use-change-statistics Data at...

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

Kit Malthouse: The Voluntary Right to Buy Midlands Pilot will be launching later in the summer, and ahead of the launch we will announce details of the housing associations who will be taking part in the pilot, and how eligible tenants will be able to apply for the scheme.

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: High Rise Flats: Insulation (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: As at 12 July 2018, of the 301 private sector residential buildings with cladding systems that are unlikely to meet current Building Regulations guidance, local authorities have told us about plans for remediating 77 buildings. Of these, 23 buildings have started remediation, of which 4 have completed. A new ministerial-chaired taskforce is being established to actively oversee the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government: Housing Revenue Accounts (23 Jul 2018)

Kit Malthouse: The metric used to assess whether a local authority is in an area of high affordability pressure and therefore eligible to make an application under the Additional HRA Borrowing Programme is whether it has a difference of £50 or more per week between average social and average private rents at the local authority level. The Programme is therefore directed at local authorities where rents...


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