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Affordable Homes Policy and Stock

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Hi [Authority name],

1)
Please share your council’s affordable housing planning policy.

Please also clarify the different affordable housing options offered by your council alone, which may include MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.

2)

a)

Please specify how many affordable homes offered by your council alone have been built from 1 March 2016 until 1 March 2019.

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

3)

a)

Please specify how many were demolished, sold or were made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2016 until March 2019.

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

4)

a)

Please detail how much your council has made from sales of affordable housing stock each year, over last five years.

b)

Please provide the addresses of sold properties and specify how much each one was sold for.

5)

a)

Please outline the council’s projections for the number of affordable homes to be added to its housing stock from 1 March 2019 until 1 March 2021. (Including any which may have been added from March 1- to the date this FoI was received).

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

Can you also specify the number of affordable houses which are ring fenced and guaranteed to remain affordable over the same time period?

c)

If the council has comparable data on RSL activity in the council area, please supply this information.

6)

a)

Please specify how affordable homes are projected to be demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2019 until 01 March 2021 (Including any which may have been demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from March 1 to the date this FoI was received).

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

7)

a)

Please clarify whether plans are put in place to replace demolished affordable homes.

I.e. Are demolished affordable homes guaranteed to be replaced? If so, will the affordable homes be in the same category? (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.)

b)

If the council has comparable information in regards to RSL activity in the council area, please supply this information.

Thanks for your help,

Jamie

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

1 Atodiad

Dear Jamie,

 

Thank you very much for your email of 11 March 2019. 

 

We are writing to advise that we are unable to process your information
request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) as
you have not provided a full contact name. 

 

Under Section 8(1)(b) of the FOISA, an information request must include
the full name of the Applicant.  Please refer to the Scottish Information
Commissioner's guidance for further information:

 

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Please note that we will keep your email on file for one month. If you
have any queries about this, please don't hesitate to contact us.

 

We look forward to hearing from you,

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Grant Webster

Access to Information Officer

 

 

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Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback
|Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen
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Hi. Sorry. My name's Jamie Mann. Here's my renewed request:

1)
Please share your council’s affordable housing planning policy.

Please also clarify the different affordable housing options offered by your council alone, which may include MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.

2)

a)

Please specify how many affordable homes offered by your council alone have been built from 1 March 2016 until 1 March 2019.

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

3)

a)

Please specify how many were demolished, sold or were made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2016 until March 2019.

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

4)

a)

Please detail how much your council has made from sales of affordable housing stock each year, over last five years.

b)

Please provide the addresses of sold properties and specify how much each one was sold for.

5)

a)

Please outline the council’s projections for the number of affordable homes to be added to its housing stock from 1 March 2019 until 1 March 2021. (Including any which may have been added from March 1- to the date this FoI was received).

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

Can you also specify the number of affordable houses which are ring fenced and guaranteed to remain affordable over the same time period?

c)

If the council has comparable data on RSL activity in the council area, please supply this information.

6)

a)

Please specify how affordable homes are projected to be demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2019 until 01 March 2021 (Including any which may have been demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from March 1 to the date this FoI was received).

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please supply this information.

7)

a)

Please clarify whether plans are put in place to replace demolished affordable homes.

I.e. Are demolished affordable homes guaranteed to be replaced? If so, will the affordable homes be in the same category? (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.)

b)

If the council has comparable information in regards to RSL activity in the council area, please supply this information.

Thanks for your help,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

2 Atodiad

Dear Mr Mann,

 

Information enquiry reference FOI-19-0357.

 

Thank you for your recent request for information, which we received on 14
March 2019.

 

The scheduled date for our response to your request for information is on
or before 11 April 2019.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any queries in the
meantime.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

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1 Atodiad

Dear Mr Mann,

 

Please accept our sincerest apologies that ACC has failed to respond to
your information request within the statutory 20 working days. 

 

ACC is endeavouring to ensure you receive a response within the next 5
working days, but would like to take this opportunity to advise you that,
as ACC has missed the statutory deadline for responding, you are entitled
to request a review.  More information about requesting a review is
included in the Further Information section, below.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Salomeh Kheyri Rad

Access to Information Officer

 

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statutory 20 working days you can submit a complaint or request a review
of our response. You should do this within 40 working days after receipt
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Aberdeen City Council
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Business Hub 17

Marischal College
Broad Street
ABERDEEN AB10 1AQ

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Dear Foi Enquiries,

Please can you give me an update on this overall request?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Mr Mann,

Thank you for your e-mail. We apologise again for not providing the response on time.

We are still awaiting for the Service to provide a response to some of the questions as the response is partially ready.

We chased them again this morning and we will send you the response as soon as we receive their feedback.

Hope this helps and please let us know in case of any further details needed.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
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Hi Salomeh,

Please can you provide an update on the above?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Jamie,

Thank you for your e-mail and please accept our apologies for delay in getting back to you.

We are still awaiting for some feedback from the Services, therefore, we are unable to provide a response at this stage. We keep chasing the Services to receive the required details in order to send you the response as soon as possible.

We can only apologise for this and please let us know if you wish to ask for a Review based on lateness.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
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Hi Salomeh,

Please can you provide an update on this long overdue request?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

5 Atodiad

Dear Mr Mann,

 

Thank you for your information request of 14 March 2019 and please accept
our sincere apologies for delay in getting back to you.  Aberdeen City
Council (ACC) has completed the necessary search for the information
requested. Our response is now detailed below.

 

1)

Please share your council’s affordable housing planning policy.

Please see below the link to Supplementary Guidance in relation to
affordable housing policy:

[1]https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/sites/de...

 

As the Council’s affordable housing planning policy is otherwise
accessible on the Council website, it is exempt from disclosure.  In order
to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 16 of the FOISA,
ACC hereby gives notice that we are refusing your request under the terms
of Section 25(1) - Information Otherwise Accessible - of the FOISA.

 

Please also clarify the different affordable housing options offered by
your council alone, which may include MMR, social rent, shared ownership,
etc.

Please see the response to question above.

 

2)

a)

Please specify how many affordable homes offered by your council alone
have been built from 1 March 2016 until 1 March 2019.

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social
rent, shared ownership, etc.).

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| New Build ACC | 2016/17 | 2017/18 | 2018/19 | Total |
|----------------+--------------+--------------+-------------+-----------|
| Social Rent | 0 | 21 | 104 | 125 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the
above, please supply this information.

Please find enclosed document ref: FOI-19-0357 – A.

 

3)

a)

Please specify how many were demolished, sold or were made otherwise
unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2016 until March 2019.

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure
type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Social Rents |2016/17 |2017/18|2018/19|Total|
|-----------------------------------------+--------+-------+-------+-----|
| Sold | 175 | 71 | 2 | 248 |
|-----------------------------------------+--------+-------+-------+-----|
| Demolished | 0 | 0 | 119 | 119 |
|-----------------------------------------+--------+-------+-------+-----|
|Made Unavailable/Still Unavailable (NTBR)| 76 | 56 | 12 | 144 |
|-----------------------------------------+--------+-------+-------+-----|
| Total| 251 | 127 | 133 | 511 |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the
above, please supply this information.

ACC is unable to provide you with information on if the council has
comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please
supply this information as it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with
its obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby
gives notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

4)

a)

Please detail how much your council has made from sales of affordable
housing stock each year, over last five years.

 

YEAR Total Sales Total Sale Price
2018/19 2 £157,400.00
2017/18 71 £4,221,278.82
2016/17 175 £11,392,510.00
2015/16 136 £8,873,467.50
2014/15 178 £11,547,672.50
Total 562 £36,192,328.82

 

b)

Please provide the addresses of sold properties and specify how much each
one was sold for.

Please find enclosed document ref: FOI-19-0357 – C.

 

5)

a)

Please outline the council’s projections for the number of affordable
homes to be added to its housing stock from 1 March 2019 until 1 March
2021. (Including any which may have been added from March 1- to the date
this FoI was received).

Please break down this number by year and by tenure type (MMR, social
rent, shared ownership, etc.).

Please find enclosed document ref: FOI-19-0357 – B.

 

b)

Can you also specify the number of affordable houses which are ring fenced
and guaranteed to remain affordable over the same time period?

ACC is unable to provide you with information on the number of affordable
houses which are ring fenced and guaranteed to remain affordable over the
same time period as it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with its
obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives
notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

c)

If the council has comparable data on RSL activity in the council area,
please supply this information.

Please see the response to question 5-a.

 

6)

a)

Please specify how affordable homes are projected to be demolished, sold
or made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from 1 March 2019 until
01 March 2021 (Including any which may have been demolished, sold or made
otherwise unavailable as affordable homes from March 1 to the date this
FoI was received).

Please break down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure
type (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

Currently we plan to demolish 48 flatted properties in this and the next
financial year. 

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on how affordable homes are
projected to be demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as
affordable homes from 1 March 2019 until 01 March 2021 (Including any
which may have been demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable as
affordable homes from March 1 to the date this FoI was received) and break
down this number of affordable houses by year and by tenure type (MMR,
social rent, shared ownership, etc.) as it is not held by ACC.  In order
to comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA,
ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

b)

If the council has comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the
above, please supply this information.

ACC is unable to provide you with information on if the council has
comparable local data on RSL activity in regards to the above, please
supply this information as it is not held by ACC.  In order to comply with
its obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby
gives notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

7)

a)

Please clarify whether plans are put in place to replace demolished
affordable homes.

I.e. Are demolished affordable homes guaranteed to be replaced? If so,
will the affordable homes be in the same category? (MMR, social rent,
shared ownership, etc.)

There are no specific plans to replace these properties though the Council
does have a proposal to provide 2000 new build homes.

 

ACC is unable to provide you with information on are demolished affordable
homes guaranteed to be replaced? If so, will the affordable homes be in
the same category? (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.) as it is not
held by ACC.  In order to comply with its obligations under the terms of
Section 17 of the FOISA, ACC hereby gives notice that this information is
not held by it. 

 

b)

If the council has comparable information in regards to RSL activity in
the council area, please supply this information.

ACC is unable to provide you with information on if the council has
comparable information in regards to RSL activity in the council area,
please supply this information as it is not held by ACC.  In order to
comply with its obligations under the terms of Section 17 of the FOISA,
ACC hereby gives notice that this information is not held by it. 

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE HANDLING OF YOUR REQUEST

 

ACC handled your request for information in accordance with the provisions
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. Please refer to the
attached PDF for more information about your rights under FOISA.

 

We hope this helps with your request.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

[2]ACC_Crest_for Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
mac email
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3^rd Floor | Broad
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Dial: 01224 522166

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Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

 

 

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Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Jamie,

Thank you for your e-mail.

We have just sent you the response few minutes ago. We do apologise for such a long delay in providing you the required information.

Hope this is ok now and please let us know in case of any further details needed.

Kind regards

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
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Hi Salomeh,

Thanks for your response. Please can you provide all the FOI-19-0357 files in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet format? I'm unable to properly interpret the information given in the txt format.

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

Dear Jamie,

Thank you for your e-mail and please accept our apologies for delay in getting back to you. This was due to the high volume of workload we are currently experiencing.

Could you please double click on the right hand side of each cell on the spreadsheets provided and view the information in full ? When you do this, each cell would expand and reveal the details completely.

Please try the solution provided above and if the issue is not resolved, please let us know.

Thanks again

Salomeh Kheyri Rad | Access to Information Officer
Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team | Customer Feedback |Customer
Marischal College | Business Hub 17 | 3rd Floor | Broad Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

Dial: 01224 522166
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk | Twitter: @AberdeenCC | Facebook.com/AberdeenCC

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Hi Salomeh,

If I click on these files they open-up in txt format in a tab on my computer. (I'm also using WhatDoTheyKnow).

If possible, please can you send me them in the formats I requested?

Thanks for your help,

Jamie Mann

Foi Enquiries, Aberdeen City Council

4 Atodiad

Dear Jamie,

 

Thank you for your email of 17 June 2019.

 

Please find the attached: FOI-19-0357 – A, FOI-19-0357 – B, FOI-19-0357 –
C, in Microsoft Excel format.

 

Kind regards,

 

Access to Information Team

 

[1]ACC_Crest_for Aberdeen City Council | Access to Information Team |
mac email Customer Feedback |Customer

Marischal College |Business Hub 17,  3^rd Floor | Broad
Street | Aberdeen | AB10 1AQ

 

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Received with thanks Salomeh,

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

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