Making Improvements To Your Home improvements

If you rent your home and apply to your local authority for a disabled facilities grant, you’ll need to get your landlord’s permission before your local authority will agree to help you. However, your landlord must not refuse permission without a very good reason. If you need to make changes to your home because of your disability, your landlord should agree to this unless they have a good reason for not doing so. If your landlord doesn’t agree, this could be disability discrimination and they could be breaking the law.

  • The M2 junction 5/A249 Stockbury Roundabout cannot cope with existing traffic flows.
  • Unless otherwise agreed with the Hyde Group, the total cost of the work and related expenses will be met by yourself as the tenant of the property.
  • Click on the link below to find out how we carry out planned improvements to your home and find frequently asked questions.
  • For more information about a landlord’s responsibility to do repairs, see Repairs in rented housing.

The planned housing and economic growth have been included by Cheltenham Borough, Tewkesbury Borough and Gloucester City Councils in the adopted Joint Core Strategy. New housing and employment sites are proposed for development close to Junction 10 on the M5, including the West and North-West Cheltenham developments. To unlock these housing and job opportunities, we need to ensure that there is sufficient highway capacity to accommodate the increased motorised and non-motorised traffic these will generate.

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We are actively working with the Department for Transport to arrange a future Public Inquiry for the M2 junction 5 Improvements Scheme. You can visit our virtual exhibition to find out more about the scheme, what we’ll be doing and when, and how we’ll be protecting the environment throughout construction, along with a host of other information. For businesses and residents within the closures with direct access off Oad Street, please make your way to the closure point where access will be provided. For safety, we’re unable to allow anyone through our working area during the closures, this is for access only.

The Orders and supporting documentation are still available to view online. As part of the process, we have written aStatement of Casewhich summarises the scheme, objections and representations and Highways England responses. To make sure you know what’s coming up, sign up to our project newsletter using the sign-up link below, we’ll also be providing regular updates on this page.

Thank you to everyone for their patience during the recent weekend closure of the A249 to move utility services and pipes under the northbound carriageway. These services cross the carriageway, meaning we needed a full road closure to keep our teams and everyone using the road safe. We know there’s never a good time to complete this type of work on a busy road such as the A249. Separate to our improvement scheme, we’ll soon be working on the bridges that carry Stuppington Road, Wells Lane and Hunt Kennels over the M2 between junctions 5 and 6.

Qualifying For A Disabled Facilities Grant

The consultation period on the Environmental Statement Addendum Annex 1 ended on 9 March 2020. Highways England has considered representations made in preparing its documents for the Public Inquiry. The modifications require changes to the Side Roads Order and Compulsory Purchase Orders .

Do get in touch if you would like to book our services, would like some advice or some more information about how we can help. On 30 August the Department for Transport issued to all objectors a ‘notice of intention to hold Public Local Inquiries’ into the Orders for the M2 junction 5/A249 Stockbury Roundabout improvements scheme. The date of this notice is known as the ‘Relevant Date’ and other key dates in the public inquiry process are measured from it. Your local authority will have its own rules about the conditions you must meet in order to get help.

Our planned improvements We aim to visit your home every five years to carry out routine inspection and maintenance. Click on the link below to find out how we carry out planned improvements to your home and find frequently asked questions. Scroll to the bottom to use our tool and find out what improvements you can make to your home, and how to get approval before you begin.

Today we welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to approve our proposed improvements for M2 junction 5 Stockbury Interchange. For more information about a landlord’s duty to make alterations for disabled people, see Discrimination in housing. Generally, a local authority does not have to pay a grant or loan within any particular time limit. However, if your local authority’s own rules set a time limit, it must pay you within this time limit. A local authority can offer different types of help with home improvements.