Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

Gareth Davies made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Wakefield City Council as part of a batch sent to 415 authorities

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Dear Wakefield City 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

freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

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freedomofinformation, Wakefield City Council

Dear Mr Davies,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 - Request for Information

 

I am writing in respect of your recent enquiry for information held by the
Authority under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act.

 

Please find the response to your request below.

 

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.

Wakefield Council does not monitor which providers developers take bids
for affordable housing from for s106 sites, they are only monitored once
the build is underway.

 

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 - Redrow Site City Fields
(Phase 2)

ii)             The planning reference number – 17/02079/REM

iii)            The address of the development - Redrows development forms
part of a large development site, known as City Fields, Wakefield

iv)           The postcode(s) of the development – Not Known

v)            The number of affordable units in the development - 37
affordable units agreed on the Redrow development

vi)           The housing tenure mix (e.g social rent, affordable rent,
shared ownership) - Affordable rent – 3x4b houses, 6x2b houses & 9x3b
houses. Shared Ownership – 7x2b houses & 12x3b houses = 37 in total

vii)          The decision date (date/month/year) – 19 April 2018

viii)         The date until when the units are contracted with Sage
Housing to stay affordable

(date/month/year)  - Lease is set for 125 years.

ix)           The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the development
(if known) – Not 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? – 50%

xi)           List any requests made by Sage Housing to alter or amend the
original Section 106 agreement and whether the council agreed to these. -
None

xii)          Whether the development is a completed or a forthcoming
(“starts on site”) development – forthcoming.

 

4)    For each development please attach the viability assessment

Not applicable - Redrow would have supplied a viability assessment if
necessary.

 

5)    For each unit acquired by Sage Housing: (No completions as yet)

i)              The name of the unit’s development – City Fields,
Wakefield

ii)             The unit’s address – Not Known – No completions yet.

iii)            The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the unit (if
known) – Not yet known

iv)           The Land Registry title number - Please see the following
link to Land Registry:
[1]https://onlinelandregistry.org.uk/?utm_s...

 

Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any further queries
regarding this matter.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Information Governance Officer

Information Governance Team

Legal and Governance

Wakefield Council

Tel: 01924 306112

E-mail: [2][Wakefield City Council request email]

 

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