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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the availability of skilled personnel to carry out the building work necessary; and what measures they are taking to train sufficient numbers to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL253 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>There has been no specific assessment of the availability of skilled personnel for the home building sector. The Construction Industry Training Board's (CITB) latest Construction Skills Network Report forecasts an annual recruitment requirement for the construction sector, including home building, of 36,400 a year for the 2013 – 2018 period.</p><p> </p><p>Under the auspices of the Construction Leadership Council, the house building industry is developing an action plan to address two immediate priorities: improving the image of house building and attracting back experienced workers who left during the recession, and other workers with relevant skills. More widely, the Government is making a number of reforms to the skills system to improve skills supply, putting employers in the driving seat and making providers more responsive to their needs.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also currently undertaking a triennial review of the way the CITB operates and challenging it on the service it delivers to the sector.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:22:41.4397496Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
61476
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
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Department for Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept id 26 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Business, Innovation and Skills more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction remove filter
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of their stated intention of building more houses, what is their assessment of the ability of the United Kingdom building supplies industry to provide bricks, timber and other materials; and what measures they are taking to encourage growth in the building supplies industry to provide sufficient materials to ensure the success of the house building programme. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL254 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-24more like thismore than 2014-06-24
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Government has noted advice from the Construction Products Association that there is no general lack of capacity in UK products manufacturers. The Association advises that only 19 per cent of companies producing heavy building materials are currently operating at near capacity. As the products sector adjusts to the return to growth it expects that capacity will increase further in response to demand.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-24T16:31:26.8370096Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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248
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
58372
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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, how many houses built in each of the last five years are (a) wheelchair accessible and (b) built to lifetime homes standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199276 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DCLG does not collect information on the number of wheelchair-accessible or lifetime homes standard properties built each year.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:14:59.4622744Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:14:59.4622744Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
58373
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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, how many houses not compliant with Part M building regulations were built (a) in the last two years and (b) since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199291 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>My Department does not hold the information requested.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Building control bodies (local authorities or private sector approved inspectors) assess new dwellings for compliance with the requirements of the Building Regulations, including Part M, at both plans stage and throughout the course of building work on site. If at any stage the building control body considers that a new dwelling would not be compliant on completion it will give the person carrying out the work advice and guidance on what is needed to make the dwelling compliant and a warning that a failure to comply might result in formal enforcement action. In almost all cases this is sufficient to achieve compliance. At the completion of work, if the work complies, the building control body will give a compliance certificate.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:19:15.5692812Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:19:15.5692812Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
58375
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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 recent estimate he has made of the demand for (a) homes built to lifetime home standards and (b) wheelchair accessible homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199278 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Department for Communities and Local Government, does not hold information on the overall demand for lifetime homes or wheelchair-accessible properties in the UK.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>While the Department's English Housing Survey does ask respondents whether their current accommodation requires adaptations given their disability or long standing illness, these questions do not ask specifically about wheelchair accessibility. It is therefore not possible to estimate demand for wheelchair accessible properties in England using this data source.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Estimates using the English Housing Survey show there to be around 1.1 million wheelchair-accessible homes in England, equating to 5 per cent of the dwelling stock. Data reported by social landlords, in England, shows that around 1 per cent (2,700 of 240,000 general needs lettings) of tenants taking up a social letting in 2011/12 identified their household as needing wheelchair accessible housing (source: The Continuous Recording of Lettings and Sales of Social Housing in England).</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:22:35.2904914Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:22:35.2904914Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
58378
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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 provide incentives to developers to ensure that new homes planned for construction in 2014-15 will be (a) wheelchair accessible and (b) built to lifetime homes standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199265 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>Part M of the Building Regulations set minimum access standards for new homes. The Government plans to introduce an optional level of accessibility above these minimum access standards which will set out criteria for age friendly, accessible and adaptable standards. The Government also plans to set out within Part M an optional standard which will set out criteria related to the specific needs of wheelchair adaptable and accessible housing.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, the National Planning Policy Framework already sets out that Local Plans should take into account the current and future needs of range of households including older and disabled people.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This combination of Building Regulations and national planning policy sets a robust framework to promote adaptable and accessible housing.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:28:22.9326723Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:28:22.9326723Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
58379
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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 plans his Department has to ensure accessible housing, meeting internationally recognised visitability standards, for people who become disabled in 2014-15; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199287 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>The Approved Document to Part M (Access to and use of buildings) of the Building Regulations already includes key criteria for visitability including requiring reasonable provision for level or gently sloping entrances, level thresholds, minimum entrance door widths and circulation in the entrance storey, and provision of an entrance level WC</p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T16:31:34.7278253Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T16:31:34.7278253Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
60691
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-09more like thismore than 2014-06-09
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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 remove filter
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 information his Department holds on the proportion of new homes planned for construction in 2014-15 that will be (a) wheelchair accessible and (b) built to lifetime homes standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199668 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-16more like thismore than 2014-06-16
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>DCLG does not collect information on the number of wheelchair-accessible or lifetime homes standard planned for 2014-15.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
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less than 2014-06-16T11:00:45.6244196Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-16T11:00:45.6244196Z
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1492
star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-05more like thismore than 2014-06-05
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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 remove filter
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 proportion of homes in (a) Ebbsfleet and (b) other planned garden cities will be (i) wheelchair accessible and (ii) built to lifetime homes standards. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Ceredigion more like this
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Mr Mark Williams more like this
star this property uin 199288 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-11more like thismore than 2014-06-11
star this property answer text <p> </p><p>It is important that all locally-led large scale new developments like Ebbsfleet incorporate a high standard of design, and I am keen to see the use of design tools like Building for Life 12 which can serve this objective. Responsibility for delivering on the local plans for Ebbsfleet will sit with the new Urban Development Corporation and it would be premature to make any commitments on design standards at this stage. Ultimately, the development should be created in partnership with local communities and it should reflect and respond to their needs.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-06-11T16:30:47.5119082Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-11T16:30:47.5119082Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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1498
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Mark Williams more like this
57739
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unstar this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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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 remove filter
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 account he takes of local referendums on the desirability of specific sites being allocated to new housing. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bassetlaw more like this
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John Mann more like this
star this property uin 198539 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p>This Coalition Government have given communities radical new rights to plan for their areas, deliver the development they want and control their future. Over 1,000 communities have applied for a neighbourhood planning area to be designated, and neighbourhood plans are receiving overwhelming support through local referendums. So far we have had 17 successful referendums on neighbourhood plans.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A neighbourhood plan (including any specific sites within it) which has been supported by the majority of those voting in a referendum can form the basis for decisions on development in the local area.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>A neighbourhood development order, if endorsed by a local referendum, can also grant permission for specified developments in a neighbourhood area.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Grantham and Stamford more like this
star this property answering member printed Nick Boles more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:54:59.6440283Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:54:59.6440283Z
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3995
star this property label Biography information for Nick Boles more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for John Mann more like this