FOI Request - Affordable Housing

Request 101000326183

1.)    What is your current affordable housing target expressed as a percentage?

2.)    What percentage of the total new homes built since 1 April 2013 are affordable?

3.)    What percentage of the total new homes built in the local authority area over the five years prior to 1 April 2013 were affordable. Please express this year on year.

4.)    How many applications have you received to renegotiate the number of affordable homes required in Section 106 agreements since the Growth and Infrastructure Act became law in April 2013? Please also break this down month on month up to 31 January 2015. If possible, please also state how many applications were made by housing associations.

5.)    How many of these applications successfully resulted in the loss or gain in the number of affordable homes? Please state:
a.)    The total number of affordable units that have been lost or gained as a result of the renegotiations
b.)    How this compares with the number originally specified

6.)    How many applications to renegotiate the affordable housing numbers outlined in section 106 agreements has the council received for each of the past five years preceding 1 April 2013?

7.)    How many of these applications successfully resulted in the loss or gain of affordable homes? Please state:
a.)    The total number of affordable units that have been lost or gained as a result of the renegotiations.
b.)    How this compares with the number originally specified

Response 19-03-2015

1. Target is 78% of all need and demand as identified in the Council's Housing Need and Demand Assessment which was published in 2011.

2. No figures currently available for 2013 calendar year. The completions for 2010/11 are 50.3%, 2011/12 29.3%, 2012/13 11.7%.

3. See response above, no other figures currently available.

Qs 4 to 7 We do not have Section 106 Agreements in Scotland.

The Council negotiates to secure the 25% contribution of affordable houses on developments as part of the planning process. While the delivery mechanism can be negotiated, the number of units to be provided is not open to negotiation.

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