We Care Home Improvements improvements

The modifications can be found in detail under Highways Act 1980 Ordersbelow and are described in the section ‘Modifications to Orders’ below. Maidstone Road to the A249 Stockbury Roundabout would be closed, and Maidstone Road would be re-routed to link with Oad Street. The existing junction of Oad Street with the A249 would be closed with a new link provided south of the existing Oad Street to connect with the A249 Stockbury Roundabout.

  • Helping you get around at home so you can care for someone who lives with you and needs care.
  • Once your form has been submitted, a decision will be made and posted to you within ten working days.
  • When a property is newly built, it is said to be within a “defects” period.
  • It will have its own rules about the types of help it will offer, and about the conditions you must meet in order to qualify for help.
  • Work has been ongoing since the funding announcement to produce a preferred layout, which will be the subject of our forthcoming statutory public consultation.

Home improvement agencies are not-for-profit organisations run by housing associations, local authorities and charities. They can help people who own their own homes, or who live in privately rented accommodation, and who are elderly, disabled, or on a low income to repair, maintain or adapt their home. We provide many different services, listed below, covering Bristol, Bath and North East Somerset, North Somerset, Gloucestershire and South Gloucestershire.

Common Improvements Where Our Permission Is Needed

This scheme is categorised as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project. Since we announced Option 2 as our preferred route, we’ve been working to refine the scheme. Our preferred scheme incorporates design changes which have been made as a result of public feedback received during the options consultation and further technical work that has progressed since late 2020. Our improvement scheme will reduce delays meaning people will have quicker and more reliable journeys.

You can also learn about how a building contract can provide peace of mind and in what situation you may need a lawful development certificate. This will be followed by an application to the Planning Inspectorate at central government for a permission to build, also known as a Development Consent Order . The Planning Inspectorate will consider the application and, if they approve it, make a recommendation to the Secretary of State under Section 37 of the Planning Act 2008 to seek authorisation to build the scheme. The scheme will be funded through the council’s successful bid to the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund , for £249m for the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme.

This rule doesn’t apply in some cases where the landlord lives in the same property as you. If you rent your home and apply to your local authority for help with home improvements, you’ll need to get your landlord’s permission before the local authority will agree to help you. If you’re disabled and the changes are to do with your disability, your landlord shouldn’t refuse permission unless they have a good reason. In some cases, your landlord might be responsible for making the changes.

Improvements & Projects

Since June 2019 modifications to the scheme have been proposed as a result of discussions with land owners and stakeholders. Anyone wishing to attend either the pre-inquiry or public inquiry must make their interest known to the Planning Inspectorate as soon as possible prior to the Inquiry. Please make it clear in your response whether you wish to join the meeting, make a statement or ask questions at the meeting. The majority of these works will be taking place away from the roads, but some lane and full closures will be required. These will be advertised both here, as well as through our social media channels. We permanently closed the dedicated entry slip to the M2 eastbound from the A249 northbound on the evening of 29 April.

Completing Your Project

If in doubt, read more information on electrical safety or asbestos and seek advice. Below are some examples of improvements you can and cannot make to your home. Some works may mean that a rent increase is necessary if the Association require to maintain or service the improvement. Decide to leave the improvement in the property to remain as part of the Association’s fixtures and fittings. First published in 2013 and updated in 2021, this is the third edition of Quality improvement made simple.