Making Improvements To Your Home improvements

Our mini guides provide visual clarification of the permitted development rules for specific projects. Read our guidance about improving the interior and exterior of your home, how building regulations may apply to the changes you make and retrospective consents. Find out about your responsibilities and consider what you need to do before you start the build phase of your project.

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.

If you’ve taken out a loan to make home improvements you might be able to get a government loan to help with interest payments. For more information about your landlord’s responsibility to do repairs, see Repairs in rented housing. This guide offers an explanation of some popular approaches used to improve quality, including where they have come from, their underlying principles and their efficacy and applicability within the healthcare arena. It also describes the factors that can help to ensure the successful use of these approaches and methods.

  • Today we welcomed the Secretary of State for Transport’s decision to approve our proposed improvements for M2 junction 5 Stockbury Interchange.
  • This scheme is categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project.
  • The date of this notice is known as the ‘Relevant Date’ and other key dates in the public inquiry process are measured from it.
  • Following our statutory public consultation for proposed improvements to M5 Junction 10, we have now published a summary report of the main findings.
  • The road will initially be closed from 25 April for six weeks, we’ll then reopen it for the summer, before closing it again in the autumn.

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.

Sustainable Improvement Team

Find out more about the Arle Court Transport Hub proposals and the A38/A4019 Coombe Hill Junction proposals. Provide safe access to services for the local community and including for users of sustainable transport modes within and to West and North-West Cheltenham. In addition, National Highways has also identified that significant growth planned for this area would require improvements to M5 Junction 10 to maintain the safe and efficient operation of the M5 corridor. We will continue to work closely with National Highways so that the construction of this much-needed improvements scheme works for all road users. Your letter of permission will say if fixtures and fittings you have installed can be removed when you move out.

Thank you to everyone for their engagement and contribution in the development of the scheme to date. We will soon be starting preparation work at the end of the month, which need to be completed in order for us to begin the main construction activities in January 2022. As restrictions have been lifted, we’ll also be running some face-to-face events in late October. The dates, timings and locations of the events will be advertised here on our project website and through our social media channels. Don’t forget to sign up to our newsletter on the right-hand side of this page to stay up to date with the project as construction begins. Businesses on Oad Street will be open as usualthroughout, but there will be no through route to the A249.

Public Inquiry Completed

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.

From 8 December 2021 until 15 February 2022, we asked you for further feedback on our detailed proposals as part of our statutory public consultation. A total of 579 survey responses were received during the ten-week consultation period. More than 74% of survey respondents strongly agree or agree with the proposed improvements to M5 Junction 10. This shows a high level of support for the scheme and is consistent with the results from our non-statutory consultation, held in winter 2020. In autumn 2020, we undertook an options consultation to hear your views and opinions on options for the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme. Overall, the options consultation demonstrated that the majority of participants (84%) agree that there is a clear need for the scheme.