FOI request (FOI-68216586)
Requested Fri 16 February 2018
Responded Fri 15 June 2018
Please provide the following information. I make this request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Q1) In each of the following financial years:
2017-to present date of this request
Please state for each year:
a) how many (number) of homes have been approved
b) how many (number) of these were affordable homes.
Q2) What is your current affordable housing target expressed as a percentage.
Q3)How many Section 106 agreements have agreed with developers since the Growth and Infrastructure Act became law in April 2013? Please break this down into the same financial years as in Q1
Q4: How many of these Section 106 agreements successfully resulted in the loss or gain in the number of affordable homes?
Q5: For each financial year, please state:
a) The total number of affordable homes that have been lost or gained as a result of
b) How this compares with the number originally specified.
Please accept my apologies for the delay in responding, we have introduce a new Freedom of Information system and have experienced a few problems.
1(a) - We do not collate this information. Information on planning applications can be viewed on the public access system: http://publicaccess.hastings.gov.uk/online-applications/
1(b) The latest reports on affordable housing completions can be located in the Local Plan Monitoring Report 2016/17 at: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/content/planning/planning_policy/pdfs/Final_complete_LPMR_January_2018.pdf
2) Brownfield: 11-14 dwellings = 20% 15+ dwellings or 0.5 ha or more in size (irrespective of the number of dwellings) = 25% Greenfield: 11+ dwellings = 40% requirement
3) 2013-14 - 12 2014-15 - 18 2015-16 - 16 2016-17 - 5 2017-to present date of this request - 4
4) We do not collate data on loss or gain compared with policy set out in the Local Plan. There were 14 S106 Agreements which resulted in agreement to provide affordable homes.
5a) Below are the number of affordable homes contained within S106 Agreements:
2013-14 - 129
2014-15 - 19
2015-16 - 55
2016-17 - 92
2017-to present date of this request - 6
In addition to the above, there are also financial contributions for affordable housing which have been provided as an alternative to, or in addition to, affordable homes.
5b) As per Q.4 we do not have information collated on the number of affordable homes originally specified
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