Housing Data

D Spratt made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to West Devon Borough Council

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Dear West Devon Borough Council,

I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act. Please provide me with the following information - number of:-
Second homes
Empty homes
Holiday homes
Rented homes owned by a private landlord
Rented home owned by a social landlord
Total number of homes
Persons on the Statutory Homelessness Register

that you have recorded in any records/databases for each of the parishes of Mary Tavy, Peter Tavy, and Brentor. Please provide the figures for each of these criteria, broken down by each Parish. If you don’t have figures for each of the above criteria, please provide information for those criteria that you do have information for.

I would like this data for each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 (to date). If you don’t have this information for all years, then please provide it for the years/periods of time you do have information available.

In the case of second homes, please also provide the figures (by each Parish) you have recorded as second homes for Council Tax purposes.

Please also provide the total figures for each of these criteria for the West Devon area as a whole.

I appreciate that some of the figures might possibly overlap for various reasons, and would be grateful if this could be annotated/explained in any figures you provide.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

D Spratt

Dear West Devon Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of West Devon Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Housing Data'.

This F0I request is now overdue. Please investigate and respond immediately.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

D Spratt

FOI Requests, West Devon Borough Council

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Dear Mr Spratt
 
Freedom of Information request - Ref: 213174
 
Thank you for your request for information on 23/08/2016 and also the
email on the 19^th September 2016, I would like to apologise for the delay
in replying to you.
 
Please find below and attached the data that we hold for your query;
 
I am writing to make a request under the Freedom of Information Act.
Please provide me with the following information - number of:-
Second homes – Please see table attached
Empty homes – Please see table attached
Holiday homes – Please see table attached
Rented homes owned by a private landlord – We do not hold this information
Rented home owned by a social landlord - 2350 which includes 50 extra care
properties.  This information cannot be broken down by years.
 
Mary Tavy – 24, Brentor – 5, Peter Tavy – 3
Again this cannot be broken down by year but is the latest information we
have from the RP’s
Total number of homes - Please see attached table
Persons on the Statutory Homelessness Register - We do not hold this
information

that you have recorded in any records/databases for each of the parishes
of Mary Tavy, Peter Tavy, and Brentor. Please provide the figures for each
of these criteria, broken down by each Parish. If you don’t have figures
for each of the above criteria, please provide information for those
criteria that you do have information for.

I would like this data for each of the years 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015,
and 2016 (to date). If you don’t have this information for all years, then
please provide it for the years/periods of time you do have information
available. - We only have the information available from 2014, the dates
that this information was extracted are
Dates - 30/11/14 for 14/15, 30/11/15 for 15/16 and 3/10/16 for 16/17
In the case of second homes, please also provide the figures (by each
Parish) you have recorded as second homes for Council Tax purposes.-
Please see attached table

Please also provide the total figures for each of these criteria for the
West Devon area as a whole.
Homes owned by a social landlord -Broken down by parish cannot be done
quickly as there are too many – this would take a significant amount of
time.

I appreciate that some of the figures might possibly overlap for various
reasons, and would be grateful if this could be annotated/explained in any
figures you provide.
 
Yours sincerely
Valerie Langham
 
Freedom of Information Officer
West Devon Borough Council
PO Box 237
Totnes
Devon
TQ9 9DL
01803 861113
Email: [email address]
Web: [1]www.westdevon.gov.uk
 
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Dear Ms Langham

Thank you for your response to my FOI request, but will you please clarify for me:-

1. What is/are “the RPs” that you refer to in your response?
2. If you do not hold the Statutory Homeless Register for the area, then please advise who does?
3. If the Council does not hold the information contained in the Statutory Homeless Register, how does it make fully informed decisions on the number and types of new social and/or affordable housing that is required in the Borough.

Yours sincerely,

D Spratt

Dear West Devon Borough Council,

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

I am writing to request an internal review of West Devon Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Housing Data'.

I am awaiting a response to my communication of 23rd October 2016 requesting clarification of three matters in your response of 5th October 2016.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/h...

Yours faithfully,

D Spratt

FOI Requests Auto, West Devon Borough Council

Dear Mr Spratt
 
Freedom of Information request - Ref: 286490
 
Thank you for your email on 09/12/2016.
 
Your request for an internal review has been received by our legal team
and you will be notified of the outcome by of our solicitors.
 
I have asked that a response to your enquiry of 23/10/2016 is prepared and
this will be sent to you under separate cover.
 
If you have any queries about this request please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bryony Hanlon
Freedom of Information Officer
South Hams District Council
Follaton House
Plymouth Road
Totnes
TQ9 5NE
01803 861113
Email: [1][email address]
Web: [2]www.southhams.gov.uk
 
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Legal BSU, West Devon Borough Council

Dear Mr Spratt
 
Freedom of Information request - Ref: 234010
 
Please find below the additional details that you requested from us in
your email of 23/10/2016.
1. What is/are “the RPs” that you refer to in your response?
An RP is a Registered Provider of social housing, these were formerly
known as Housing Associations.
2. If you do not hold the Statutory Homeless Register for the area, then
please advise who does?
The Council accepts a homelessness duty for a number of households each
year; these figures are provided for you in the table below.
 

West Devon Full Duties Accepted
2012/13 5
2013/14 18
2014/15 13
2015/16 18

 
 
However, the main focus of the Council’s work in this area is to prevent
homelessness and these figures are provided for you in the table below.
 

Homeless Preventions/Reliefs
2012/13 176
2013/14 304
2014/15 298
2015/16 282

 
3. If the Council does not hold the information contained in the Statutory
Homeless Register, how does it make fully informed decisions on the number
and types of new social and/or affordable housing that is required in the
Borough.
The Council makes fully informed decisions on the number and types of new
social and/or affordable housing that is required in the Borough via
evidence from:
 

* Strategic Housing Market Needs Assessment
* Parish housing needs surveys
* Data from Devon Home Choice
* Data from Help to Buy South West

I hope this information is useful to you.
 
Yours sincerely
 
Bryony Hanlon
South Hams District Council
Follaton House, Plymouth Road, Totnes TQ9 5NE
Tel: 01803 861234
Email: [1][email address]  Web: [2]www.southhams.gov.uk
 
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Dear Legal BSU,

Thank you for these clarifications.

Yours sincerely,

D Spratt