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535178
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what exemptions there will be from the Government's proposed enforced sale of high-value council homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
star this property uin 42409 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Through regulations, government has the power to exclude categories of housing when calculating local authority’s payment in respect of their higher value vacant housing. During the passage of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, government committed to exclude housing that is in a National Park or an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and confirmed that it would consider other suggestions that had been made during the passage of the legislation and by stakeholders for excluding other categories of housing.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:45:09.457Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:45:09.457Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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1501
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
535180
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Rented Housing: Rents more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, whether his Department plans to apply the pay to stay provisions of the House and Planning Act 2016 in all areas regardless of the levels of market and social rents. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
star this property uin 42449 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>My officials are considering how the policy should apply to properties where market and social rents are close and the cost of operating the policy may be greater than the additional rent collected. We will be setting out the approach in detail in the pay to stay regulations and guidance will be provided to local authorities to support them through the implementation of the policy.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:43:56.24Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:43:56.24Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property tabling member
1501
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
535242
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Whalley more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, if his Department will take steps to mitigate the environmental and congestion concerns of residents arising from the building of new houses in Whalley. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ribble Valley more like this
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Mr Nigel Evans more like this
star this property uin 42426 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Local authorities and their communities are best placed to decide, through their Local and Neighbourhood Plans, which land is most suitable for development and what infrastructure is needed to support it. The National Planning Policy Framework, which must be taken into account in plan-making and is a material consideration in individual planning decisions, makes it clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to the achievement of sustainable development. It:</p><ul><li><p>states that Green Belt should be given the highest protection and its boundaries only adjusted in exceptional circumstances through the Local Plan process;</p></li><li><p>requires local authorities to support a pattern of development that, where reasonable to do so, facilitates the use of public transport, walking and cycling, and focus significant development in locations which are or can be made sustainable</p></li><li><p>enables local communities to identify for special protection green or open areas of particular importance to them as Local Green Space;</p></li></ul><ul><li>is clear that inappropriate development in areas at risk of flooding should be avoided by directing development away from areas at highest risk.</li></ul><p>Individual decisions are made in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:43:01.623Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:43:01.623Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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474
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Nigel Evans more like this
535187
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Members: Correspondence more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he plans to respond to the letter to his Department from the hon. Member for Wolverhampton South West of 5 May 2016 on neighbourhood plans, reference ZA3476. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Wolverhampton South West more like this
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Rob Marris more like this
star this property uin 42281 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>I replied to the hon. Member on 11 July 2016.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:42:20.397Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:42:20.397Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Rob Marris more like this
535175
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading London City Airport: Planning Permission more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, when he expects a decision to be taken on London City Airport's planning application. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Poplar and Limehouse more like this
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Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
star this property uin 42444 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The published target date for issuing the decision is on or before 28 September. My Department does of course attempt to reach planning decisions in advance of target dates when this is practical.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:41:56.12Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:41:56.12Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Fitzpatrick more like this
535186
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Tenancy Agreements more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, which tenants will be exempt from the Government's proposed phasing out of lifetime tenancies. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
star this property uin 42408 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>The provisions restricting the use of lifetime tenancies are intended to ensure we get the best use out of our social housing stock - ensuring that social housing is focussed on those who need it the most for as long as they need it. This is essential with 1.24 million households on council waiting lists. The changes will apply to new tenants, but will not apply to existing lifetime tenants who remain in their own home.</p><p>If tenants are required to move home by their landlord, for example to allow demolition and regeneration work to take place, they will be granted a tenancy with no less security in their new home.</p><p>Where existing lifetime tenants seek to transfer, local authorities will retain a discretion – in limited circumstances – to offer the tenant a further lifetime tenancy in their new home. We will set out the circumstances in which local authorities may exercise this discretion in regulations. We expect these will include where tenants downsize into a smaller home, move for work or to escape violence.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:41:25.283Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:41:25.283Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
star this property tabling member
1501
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
535176
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that suitable brownfield sites are prioritised for development over greenbelt sites under the proposed Housing Delivery Test. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Westmorland and Lonsdale more like this
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Tim Farron more like this
star this property uin 42445 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>We are still considering responses to the proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework, including on the housing delivery test.</p><p>The Government has put in place the strongest protections for the Green Belt. The Framework is clear that inappropriate development will not be allowed unless there are very special circumstances, and that Green Belt boundaries should be adjusted only in exceptional circumstances, through the Local Plan process. The Framework also encourages development of brownfield land, and we have undertaken to ensure that 90 per cent of brownfield land suitable for housing will have planning permissions for new homes in place by the end of this Parliament.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:39:50.327Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:39:50.327Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Tim Farron more like this
535179
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Council Housing: Sales more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what criteria his Department plans to use in determining which council houses will be deemed to be higher value for the purposes of implementing the provisions of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 relating to the sale of such houses. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency City of Durham more like this
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Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
star this property uin 42448 more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>Under the Housing and Planning Act, local authorities have a duty to consider selling vacant higher value housing and must, if the Secretary of State has made a determination under the Act, make a payment to government in respect of their higher value vacant housing. The definition of ‘higher value housing’ will be set out in regulations made under section 69(8) to (10) of the Act, and will be subject to the affirmative resolution procedure.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T08:39:05.71Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T08:39:05.71Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr Roberta Blackman-Woods more like this
535182
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Right to Buy Scheme: Fraud more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what resources the Government has allocated to anti-fraud measures relating to the Right to Buy scheme; and how that allocation compares to measures aimed at preventing or detecting benefit fraud. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aldershot more like this
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Sir Gerald Howarth more like this
star this property uin 42355 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This Government takes fraud extremely seriously. The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 increased the deterrent to tenants considering cheating the system, ensuring those who do cheat are detected more easily and punished more severely, and encourages social landlords to take a more proactive approach to tackling tenancy fraud.</p><p>We also provided £19 million funding to help councils tackle tenancy fraud as part of over £35 million government funding to tackle fraud across local government.</p><p>We have recently set up a Right to Buy Working Group with representative of housing associations, local authorities and lenders to identify additional safeguards to curb fraud when the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme is rolled out to 1.3 million housing association tenants. Work is underway developing the detailed design of the scheme in collaboration with the housing association sector, specifically looking at how fraud and opportunistic practice prevention measures can, as far as possible, be designed into the sales process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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42350 more like this
42356 more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T09:08:58.317Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T09:08:58.317Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Gerald Howarth more like this
535183
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star this property date less than 2016-07-11more like thismore than 2016-07-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Right to Buy Scheme: Fraud more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations, (c) his Department and (d) the National Audit Office have taken to investigate the extent of fraud relating to the Right to Buy scheme. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Aldershot more like this
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Sir Gerald Howarth more like this
star this property uin 42356 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
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unstar this property answer text <p>This Government takes fraud extremely seriously. The Prevention of Social Housing Fraud Act 2013 increased the deterrent to tenants considering cheating the system, ensuring those who do cheat are detected more easily and punished more severely, and encourages social landlords to take a more proactive approach to tackling tenancy fraud.</p><p>We also provided £19 million funding to help councils tackle tenancy fraud as part of over £35 million government funding to tackle fraud across local government.</p><p>We have recently set up a Right to Buy Working Group with representative of housing associations, local authorities and lenders to identify additional safeguards to curb fraud when the Voluntary Right to Buy scheme is rolled out to 1.3 million housing association tenants. Work is underway developing the detailed design of the scheme in collaboration with the housing association sector, specifically looking at how fraud and opportunistic practice prevention measures can, as far as possible, be designed into the sales process.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Great Yarmouth remove filter
star this property answering member printed Brandon Lewis more like this
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42350 more like this
42355 more like this
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less than 2016-07-14T09:08:58.367Zmore like thismore than 2016-07-14T09:08:58.367Z
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4009
star this property label Biography information for Brandon Lewis more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Sir Gerald Howarth more like this