FOI request (FOI227939)
Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015
Requested Mon 04 December 2017
Responded Mon 04 December 2017
Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended): Request for Information
The Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 originated from my Private Member's Bill and so naturally, I am very interested to know how the Act is now operating in practice.
As you will know, under Section 2A of the Act (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) Hastings Borough Council must give suitable development permission in respect of enough serviced plots of land to meet the demand for Self-build and Custom Housebuilding in your authority's area arising from each base period.
Pursuant to that requirement, and Paragraph 50 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), I would therefore be very grateful if you could provide me with the following information:
1) The total number of entries on Hastings Borough Council's self-build register for the base period 2015-16;
2) Pursuant to 1) above and if applicable, the number entries on Part 1 of Hastings Borough Council's self-build register for the base period 2015-16;
3) The total number of suitable development permissions which Hastings Borough Council has given up to 7 November 2017 to meet the demand arising from the base period 2015-16;
4) For each permission given in answer to 3) above, please provide details of:
a. The planning permission reference number;
b. Application type (e.g. full, outline);
c. A brief description of the proposal (e.g. erection of detached two-storey dwellings); and
d. The total number of units/dwellings consented (e.g. 5, 10, 15, etc).
Q1 - There are 9 entries for the base period 2015-16. Q2 - Not applicable as we do not currently split our register. Q3 - No development permissions have been specifically granted for self-build purposes. Q4a-d - N/A
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