Updated stats on affordable homes

Gwrthodwyd y cais gan North Lanarkshire Council.

Dear North Lanarkshire Council,

For the below request please note that I have in the past made a previous request asking for similar data. However, the data I am now requesting is over a different timescale, and some of which is likely to have been updated. Apologies for the similarity of this request.

For each question, please break down the numbers by year, and by tenure type of affordable home (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

Please provide all data in Microsoft Excel spreadsheet format.

1)

Please specify how many affordable homes offered by your council alone has been built during the financial years of 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

2)

Please specify how many were demolished, sold or were made otherwise unavailable as affordable homes during the financial years of 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.

3)

Please outline the council’s projections for the number of affordable homes to be added to its housing stock during the financial years of 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

4)

6. a. Please specify how affordable homes are projected to be demolished, sold or made otherwise unavailable during the financial years of 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22.

5)

Please tell me how much your council has made from sales of affordable housing stock from 2014/15 until 2018/19.

Yours faithfully,

Jamie Mann

Smith Suzanne, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Mann,

I acknowledge receipt of your request which is receiving attention.

I shall contact you again when i am in a position to respond more fully to your request.

Yours sincerely

Suzanne Smith
For Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Windmillhill Street
Motherwell
ML1 1AB

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Hi Suzanne,

Please can I also ask that you break down questions 2 and 4, by the reasons the affordable homes were made unavailable (by demolition, sale, etc.)

Please can you also break down Q5 by the number of homes, including the tenure type of affordable home sold (MMR, social rent, shared ownership, etc.).

Many thanks,

Jamie Mann

Smith Suzanne, North Lanarkshire Council



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Keachie Jacqueline, North Lanarkshire Council

Dear Mr Mann

I refer again to your e mail of 21 June 2019 seeking information on affordable homes.

Having investigated, I can advise that the information you seek is publicly available on the Scottish Government's and Council’s websites and as you may know, Section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 provides an absolute exemption for information that is already accessible. For ease of reference the links to the information is as follows:-

https://www2.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/...

https://www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk/inde...

I can advise that North Lanarkshire Council, having regard to the provisions of Section 21 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, has established a procedure whereby any person who has requested information and is in any way dissatisfied with the decision on that request, can within forty working days require a review of that decision by writing to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions, Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell ML1 1AB. Accordingly, if you are dissatisfied with this decision and seek such review please write to the Head of Legal and Democratic Solutions.

I would advise, also, that in terms of Section 47 of the Act a person who is dissatisfied with a notice given by the local authority under Section 21 of the Act - ie. a notice following a review of a decision by a local authority, or by the failure of a local authority to give such a notice - may make application to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision as to whether, in any respect specified in that application, the request for information to which the requirement relates has been dealt with in accordance with the Act. Such an application must be made within six months of the review decision and be in writing or in another form which, by reason of it having some permanency is capable of being used for subsequent reference. The application must state the name of the applicant, and provide an address for correspondence. The application must also specify the request for information to which the requirement for review relates, the matter which gave rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the original decision of the local authority and the matter which gives rise to the applicant’s dissatisfaction with the decision on review by the local authority or the failure of the local authority to issue such a decision. The Scottish Information Commissioner can be contacted as follows:-

Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St. Andrews
KY16 9DS
email: [email address]

Appeals to the Scottish Information Commissioner can also be made online via the following link: -

www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

I hope this information is sufficient for your purpose. If, however, you require further information – or I can assist in any other way – please let me know.

Yours sincerely

Jacqueline Keachie
for Freedom of Information Co-ordinator
North Lanarkshire Council
Civic Centre
Motherwell
ML1 1AB
01698 302232

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