Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing
Dear Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council,
I write to you in order to request the information set out below. My request is pursuant to the FOIA.
The information requested relates to the purchase of Section 106 affordable housing units in the local authority area by the company Sage Housing over the last three years.
The information I seek is:
1) the number of applications made by Sage Housing to acquire Section 106 affordable housing units in each calendar year of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
2) the planning reference number that each application applies to
3) For each development in which Sage Housing has acquired Section 106 units between 01/01/2017 and 24/01/2020:
i) The name of the development
ii) The planning reference number
iii) The address of the development
iv) The postcode(s) of the development
v) The number of affordable units in the development
vi) The housing tenure mix (e.g social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership)
vii) The decision date (date/month/year)
viii) The date until when the units are contracted with Sage Housing to stay affordable
ix) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the development (if known)
x) For rental units, if the council has nomination rights to the first lets, what percentage of units will the council have nomination rights for on subsequent lets?
xi) List any requests made by Sage Housing to alter or amend the original Section 106 agreement and whether the council agreed to these.
xii) Whether the development is a completed or a forthcoming (“starts on site”) development
4) For each development please attach the viability assessment
5) For each unit acquired by Sage Housing:
i) The name of the unit’s development
ii) The unit’s address
iii) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the unit (if known)
iv) The Land Registry title number
Please provide the information in an excel or CSV format, with the questions and sub-questions as column headings.
If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.
I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.
Good Morning Cat
Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000
Thank you for your request for information about purchase of S106 affordable housing
Your email request was received on 24 January 2020 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 21 February 2020
In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.
Good morning Cat,
Please find attached the results of my findings for your FOI request.
Customer Feedback, Information & Improvement Officer
Business Improvement, Human Resources & Communications
Core Services Directorate
Westgate Plaza One
C/O Corporate Mail Room
PO Box 634
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