Dear Cherwell District Council,

Please provide the information requested below. If the Council keeps multiple registers for affordable housing applicants, please provide information for all registers.

1. How many applicants are currently on the Council's housing waiting list / housing register?

2. What is the current average waiting time for an applicant on the housing waiting list/housing register?

3. How many applicants currently on the list would qualify for/ have expressed an interest in an affordable home ownership property (as their sole suitable tenure or in addition to other tenures)?

4. Of the current applicants for affordable home ownership properties:
a. How many would qualify for a 1-bedroom property?
b. How many would qualify for a 2-bedroom property?
c. How many would qualify for a 3-bedroom property?
d. How many would qualify for a 4+-bedroom property?

5. How many applicants currently on the list would qualify for/have expressed an interest in a social/affordable rented property (as their sole suitable tenure or in addition to other tenures)?

6. Of the current applicants for social/affordable rented properties:
a. How many have requested a 1-bedroom property?
b. How many have requested a 2-bedroom property?
c. How many have requested a 3-bedroom property?
d. How many have requested a 4+-bedroom property?

7. How many new applicants to the list were there in the following periods:
a. 2011-2012
b. 2012-2013
c. 2013-2014
d. 2014-2015
e. 2015-2016
f. 2016-2017
g. 2017-2018
h. 2018-2019
i. 2019-2020
j. 2020-2021
k. 2021-2022 (if available)

8. Out of all current applicants, how many would be first time buyers or renters (if known)?

9. Out of all current applicants, how many have a requirement or have expressed a preference to live within the town of Banbury?

Yours faithfully,

C. Daniels

Housing FOI CDC,

1 Atodiad

Dear C. Daniels,

 

Thank you for your request of 10 August 2022 in which you asked for
information from the Housing Register.

 

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respond within the 20 working days of the receipt of your request in
compliance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000. This means that the
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Kind regards,

 

Housing FOI team

Housing Strategy & Development Team

 

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Cherwell District Council
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Dear C. Daniels,

 

Thank you for your request of 9 August 2022, in which you asked for
information about Cherwell District Council’s Housing Register.

 

Please find the Council’s response below:

1. How many applicants are currently on the Council's housing waiting list
/ housing register?

As at 30/08/2022: 1,918

 

2. What is the current average waiting time for an applicant on the
housing waiting list/housing register?

For 01/04/2021 – 31/03/2022:

 

Average waiting times for those housed between: Days

01/04/2021 - 31/03/2022
   
Total average 325
   
Band 1 246
Band 2 309
Band 3 460
Band 4 511
   
1 Bed 241
2 Bed 302
3 Bed 394
4 Bed 830
5 Bed 497

 

3. How many applicants currently on the list would qualify for/ have
expressed an interest in an affordable home ownership property (as their
sole suitable tenure or in addition to other tenures)?

As at 30/08/2022: Of the 1,918 active housing register applications, 373
have expressed an interest in an affordable home ownership property.

 

4. Of the current applicants for affordable home ownership properties:

a. How many would qualify for a 1-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 129

b. How many would qualify for a 2-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 142

c. How many would qualify for a 3-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 82

d. How many would qualify for a 4+-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 20

 

5. How many applicants currently on the list would qualify for/have
expressed an interest in a social/affordable rented property (as their
sole suitable tenure or in addition to other tenures)?

As at 30/08/2022: 1,918

 

6. Of the current applicants for social/affordable rented properties:

a. How many have requested a 1-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 857

b. How many have requested a 2-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 603

c. How many have requested a 3-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 327

d. How many have requested a 4+-bedroom property?
As at 30/08/2022: 131

 

7. How many new applicants to the list were there in the following
periods:

Our online application system was introduced in 2019. Records are
unavailable prior to 2019-20:

a. 2011-2012
Information not held

b. 2012-2013
Information not held

c. 2013-2014
Information not held

d. 2014-2015
Information not held

e. 2015-2016
Information not held

f. 2016-2017
Information not held

g. 2017-2018
Information not held

h. 2018-2019
Information not held

i. 2019-2020
2,701

j. 2020-2021
3,078

k. 2021-2022 (if available)
2,663

 

8. Out of all current applicants, how many would be first time buyers or
renters (if known)?

Information not held

 

9. Out of all current applicants, how many have a requirement or have
expressed a preference to live within the town of Banbury?

Information not held

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Cherwell District Council

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Banbury

Oxfordshire

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Yours sincerely,

Housing Service
Wellbeing and Housing Directorate
Cherwell District Council

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