Housing Estates: Repairs and Maintenance

Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities written question – answered on 19 September 2023.

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Photo of Matt Western Matt Western Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, if his Department will make an assessment of the economic and potential merits of repair, refurbishment and retrofit of council-owned estates in contrast to demolition of such buildings.

Photo of Rachel Maclean Rachel Maclean The Minister of State, Home Department, Minister of State (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities)

The merits and economic case for how to approach a regeneration of an estate will vary in different places. The local authority, relevant housing association, together with partners and residents are best placed to carry out an assessment based on the local context.

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