Request for Information on Affordable Housing August 2023

Daniel Jaines made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to South Kesteven District Council Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

I am writing to make an open request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am a local democracy reporter investigating the state of affordable housing in Lincolnshire.

I have been asked by several council press offices across the county to submit this as an FOI so I am hoping you can help.

Please provide the following information:

1) Definition of "Affordable":
* How does your council define "affordable housing"?

* Is it based on a percentage of the median income, a fixed price range, or another metric?

2) Price Breakdown:
* What is the average price of an affordable home in your district?
* Are there different tiers or categories of affordable housing in your district?
* If so, can you provide a price breakdown for each?
3) Housing Numbers:
* How many affordable homes are currently available in your district?
* How many affordable homes have been built in the last five years?
* Are there any upcoming projects or initiatives aimed at increasing the number of affordable homes?
4) Challenges and Solutions:
* What are the primary challenges your district faces in providing affordable housing?
* What initiatives or strategies has the council implemented or is planning to implement to address these challenges?
5) Additional Information: 
* Is there any other data, insights, or information you believe would be relevant to our investigation?
* What is the council doing to support people getting on the housing ladder? What's the council's view and is it a priority?

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I understand that under the act, you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jaines

FOI, South Kesteven District Council

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13/Sep/2023 14:29:40:

 

 

 

Request:

 

 

 

I am writing to make an open request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. I am a local democracy reporter investigating the
state of affordable housing in Lincolnshire.

I have been asked by several council press offices across the county to
submit this as an FOI so I am hoping you can help.

Please provide the following information:

1) Definition of "Affordable":
* How does your council define "affordable housing"??
* Is it based on a percentage of the median income, a fixed price range,
or another metric??
2) Price Breakdown:
* What is the average price of an affordable home in your district?
* Are there different tiers or categories of affordable housing in your
district?
* If so, can you provide a price breakdown for each?
3) Housing Numbers:
* How many affordable homes are currently available in your district?
* How many affordable homes have been built in the last five years?
* Are there any upcoming projects or initiatives aimed at increasing the
number of affordable homes?
4) Challenges and Solutions:
* What are the primary challenges your district faces in providing
affordable housing?
* What initiatives or strategies has the council implemented or is
planning to implement to address these challenges?
5) Additional Information:
* Is there any other data, insights, or information you believe would be
relevant to our investigation?
* What is the council doing to support people getting on the housing
ladder? What's the council's view and is it a priority?

 

 

 

Decision:

 

 

 

Please find our response attached.

 

 

 

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Cheshire

 

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Dear South Kesteven District Council,

I've just come to check this FOI and unfortunately I can't see the decision attached? Could you please double check?

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jaines

FOI, South Kesteven District Council

1 Atodiad

Good morning,

My apologies, there seems to have been a system error as the information has been recorded but does not seem to have been pulled through in the response issued to you. I have attached our response for you above.

Kind regards
Niall Jackson
Data and Information Governance Officer
South Kesteven District Council
Council Offices, St Peters Hill
Grantham, Lincolnshire, NG31 6PZ

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