Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

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Dear Stirling 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
(date/month/year)
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.

Yours faithfully,

Cat McShane

FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Cat McShane,

Your request for information has been logged and allocated reference FOI/13741.

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 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 21/02/20

Yours sincerely,

Fiona McCallum

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

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FOI, Stirling Council

Dear Cat McShane,

 

I refer to your request for information, logged by us as FOI/13741 and can
provide the following information in response to your request.

 

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

 (date/month/year)

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

 

I can advise that any application submitted by Sage Housing can be
obtained by using the search facility on our online planning portal.

 

The portal can be accessed at
[1]https://pabs.stirling.gov.uk/online-appl...

 

However, we understand that Section 106 relates to English legislation and
therefore does not apply in Scotland. Therefore under S17 of the Freedom
of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 we advise that we hold no information
in relation to your request.

 

 

 

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

Records & Information Governance Team

Stirling Council

01786 233988

[6][Stirling Council request email]

 

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