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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
unstar this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Housing: Construction more like this
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unstar this property pref label House of Commons more like this
unstar this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to assist local authorities build more sustainable homes. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Sheffield South East remove filter
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Mr Clive Betts more like this
star this property uin 212393 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The Government has policies and programmes in place to assist local authorities to build more homes. This includes the £122 million additional borrowing allocated to 22 councils to help them build new affordable homes and support local growth. We will make further announcements of additional borrowing to local councils later in the year. This is only possible thanks to the decisive action we have taken to reduce the deficit left by the last Labour Government. Further details of the actions we have taken recently to support house building, amongst other departmental work, are set out in the written statement made on13 October 2014 (Official Report, Written Ministerial Statements, Column 2WS).</p><p> </p><p>All new homes have to meet Building Regulations’ requirements and in April strengthened energy performance standards came into effect. In the Housing Standards Review, the Government is streamlining the technical standards which apply to new housing development and consolidating as far as possible necessary requirements into Building Regulations to ensure new homes are sustainable. As part of the review, the Government intends to bring forward optional Building Regulations requirements in areas such as accessibility and water efficiency which will enable local authorities to apply higher standards than the Building Regulations national minimum standard where there is a local need, and viability is not compromised.</p><p> </p><p>Furthermore, The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear that the purpose of the planning system is to contribute to sustainable development and local authorities should consider applications for housing development in that context.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Bristol West more like this
star this property answering member printed Stephen Williams more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 212608 remove filter
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less than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T16:40:58.2590412Z
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star this property label Biography information for Stephen Williams more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Clive Betts more like this