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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, Stirling Council

Dear Sir/Madam,
 
Your request for information has been logged as FOI/12523.
 
Section 8(1)(b) of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires
a request to contain a name and address for correspondence, in order to be
a valid request.
 
Unfortunately, we cannot see the full name of the person making this
request in the text of your request.  In this case although we can see a
name in the email address, the Office of the Scottish Information
Commissioner advise that they do not regard an email address as providing
an applicant's name for the purposes of the Act, and that therefore
unfortunately your request is invalid. 
 
For further information, please see the Commissioner’s guidance on the
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I would therefore ask if you could please confirm your full name, so we
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Yours sincerely,
 
Marie Proudfoot
 
Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]
 
 
 

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Hi Marie,

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, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Mann,

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/12523.

Thank you for your clarification.

Your request will be dealt with under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA), and if determined appropriate to do so during the course of your request, also the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations, 2004 (EIRs).

Your request will be forwarded to the service area(s) holding the information. Please note, the service area(s) holding the information may need further information from you to locate the information sought once they have received the request, and you will be contacted again should this be necessary.

Unless further clarification is required your request will be answered promptly, and within twenty working days of the date your request was received – in this case no later than 11/04/19

Yours sincerely,

Fiona McCallum

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
Stirling FK8 2ET
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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CorporateFOI, Stirling Council

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Dear Jamie Mann,

 

I refer to your above request under the Freedom of Information (Scotland)
Act 2002, which was logged by us as FOI/12523.

                                                                   

The following information has been provided in response to your request.

 

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

 

Stirling LDP Policy 2.2 (c) and (d):

      (c) “All new residential development schemes, including conversions,
of 4 or more units within the Highly Pressured areas, and of 10 or more
units in the remainder of the plan area, where the developer is not the
Council or a Registered Social landlord, should include affordable housing
or make a financial contribution to facilitate affordable housing
provision or make a financial contribution to facilitate affordable
housing provision elsewhere. The level of provision will be determined as
follows:

 

  Site size Contribution Preference
Highly Pressured 4-19 units 33% On site or financial
Areas (inclusive) contribution if there are
suitable alternative development
sites in the housing market area
20 units or 33% On site
more
Remainder of LDP 10-19 units 25% On site or financial
area inclusive contributions if there are
suitable alternative development
sites in the housing market area
20 units or 25% On site
more

 

(d) A planning obligation will be used to secure the affordable housing
contribution and to determine phasing and delivery mechanisms, consistent
with Policy 3.3 and Supplementary Guidance on Affordable Housing”

(e) Although the priority of to deliver affordable housing on site,
particularly on larger schemes, the Council will be flexible in
implementing mixed community and affordable housing policy to suit the
particular circumstance of the settlement, the site and funding
arrangements.

Note: SG: Affordable Housing supports this policy by providing greater
clarity on the definitions of affordable housing, the Council’s flexible
approach to on and off site provision and, the % requirements and the
level of contributions.

 

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

 

Stirling Council’s housing stock is rented as socially rented housing.

 

The Council also has an arm’s length management organisation (ALMO),
Steadfast Homes, which manages and lets MMR properties.

 

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

 

We don’t count our completions from April to March. We do July – June so
the best we could give is completions in the period 1 July 2016 - 31 June
2017 and 1 July 2017 – 30 June 2018. We have no recorded completions after
this date. We are still awaiting further information from the service for
Qa) we will send this to you in due course.

 

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.

 

Our records show the following RSL properties have been built. This refers
to two housing associations only. It is possible that other RSLs in the
Stirling Council area may have added properties to their stock, of which
we have no record.

 

2016    36 (*we do not have any record of the tenure type.)

 

2017    8 (*we do not have any record of the tenure type.)

 

2018    44 (*we do not have any record of the tenure type.)

 

2019    35 (*we do not have any record of the tenure type.)

 

* In terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
we provide notice that we do not hold any information in relation to this
part of your request.

 

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.).

 

2016 / 17

RTB Sales = 46 RTB Sales

 

2017/18

RTB Sales = 34 RTB Sales

 

2018/19

RTB Sales = 3 RTB Sales

Voluntary Disposal – 1 unit prepared for voluntary disposal due to unit no
longer being appropriate for social housing.

Potential Demolition & Redevelopment = 9 units in a block vacated for
potential demolition and redevelopment of the site for new social housing
units.

 

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

 

The Council does not hold information on RSL properties which were
demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable. In terms of Section 17 of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we provide notice that we
do not hold any information in relation to this part of your request.

 

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

 

2014/15 = £979,978.28

2015/16 = £1,375,924.69

2016/17 = £2,061,619.43

2017/18 = £1,383,882.81

2018/19 = £93,380.00

 

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

 

Please see attached excel document (FOI12523 Q4 b) provided in relation to
this part of your request.

 

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.).

 

Projected additions to stock from 1 March 2019 to 1 March 2021

a) Stirling Council

2019/20 – 18 units (all social rent)

2020/21 – 152 units (all social rent)

 

b) RSL

2019/20 – 65 units (all social rent)

2020/21 – 193 units (134 social rent, 49 mid-market rent, 10 shared
equity)

 

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

 

As explained in the answer to question 3 (a), Stirling Council plans to
demolish 9 units and dispose of 1 unit in the period up to 1 March 2021. 
The remaining stock (5,659 units) will remain as socially rented housing. 

 

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

 

The Council does not hold this information in relation to RSL properties.
In terms of Section 17 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002
we provide notice that we do not hold any information in relation to this
part of your request.

 

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.).

 

2019/20 – 1 RTB sale

See answer to Q3A for some potential loss of social stock but all are
currently being reviewed at present.

 

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

 

The Council does not hold any information on RSL properties projected to
be demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable. In terms of Section 17
of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we provide notice that
we do not hold any information in relation to this part of your request.

 

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.)

 

If the potential demolition of a block consisting of 9 flats proceeds, the
plan is to redevelop the cleared site with low level social housing units.

 

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

 

The Council does not hold any information on the replacement of RSL
properties projected to be demolished. In terms of Section 17 of the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we provide notice that we do
not hold any information in relation to this part of your request.

 

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Leeanne Gray

FOI Co-ordinator

Stirling Council

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Received with thanks Leanne,

Please can you advise when you will be able to provde the information to Q2a?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Hi Leanne,

Please can you provide a response to the above?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Hi Leanne,

Can you please respond to the above?

Yours sincerely,

Jamie Mann

Dear Stirling Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Stirling Council's handling of my FOI request 'Affordable Homes Policy and Stock'.

Please can you provide an answer to Question 2a.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Mann

FOIreviews, Stirling Council

Dear Mr Mann

We have received your request for review relating to your recent request for information, logged by us as FOI/12523.

The review must be completed within 20 working days, in this case no later than 01/07/19.

The Review Officer undertaking the review will be in touch in due course.

Yours sincerely

Marie Proudfoot

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
01786 233988
[Stirling Council request email]

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FOIreviews, Stirling Council

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Dear Mr Mann

Your Request for information- FOI/12523

Please find attached our response to your request for a review of information.

Records & Information Compliance Team
Stirling Council
01786 233988
[email address]

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