Affordable housing enforcement actions - Aylesbury estate

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Dear Southwark Council,

In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision, which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7) of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding these enforcement actions.

Yours faithfully,

Jerry Flynn
35% Campaign (www.35percent.org)

Southwark Council, Southwark Borough Council

Southwark Council - Information request
 
Our reference: 10783701  
 
 
Dear Mr Flynn,
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request for information, that was received on 8
February 2023.

The request is as follows:

In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision,
which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7)
of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered
provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in
December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding
these enforcement actions. 

 
We are dealing with your request under the Environmental Information
Regulations 2004 and we aim to send a response by 8 March 2023.
 
The Environmental Information Regulations 2004 may restrict the release of
some or all of the information you have requested. We will carry out an
assessment and if any exceptions apply to some or all of the information
then we might not provide that information to you. We will inform you if
this is the case and advise you of your rights to request an internal
review and to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office.
 
We will also advise you if we cannot provide you with the information
requested for any other reason together with the reason(s) why and details
of how you may appeal (if appropriate).
 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer
Chief Executive's
020 7525 1585
[email address]
 
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Southwark Council - Information request
 
Our reference: 10783701  
 
 
Dear Mr Flynn,
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request received on 8 February 2023 concerning:
 
 In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision,
which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7)
of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered
provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in
December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding
these enforcement actions..
 
Please note that we are now considering the request but we need more time
to process it.

Please also that the Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to
your request from the date of its receipt.  However, it is occasionally
necessary to extend the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response
due to either the volume or complexity of information requested. In this
case, I regret that we must extend the time limit for responding by an
additional 5 working days . 

We will now try to respond to you by 15 March 2023 and notify you of any
further delays. 

We apologise sincerely for the delay and any inconvenience caused. 

 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
[1][Southwark Borough Council request email]
 
 
If you are still dissatisfied with the council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0330 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer
Chief Executive's
020 7525 1585
[email address]
 
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Southwark Council - Information request
 
Our reference: 10783701  
 
 
Dear Mr Flynn,
 
Environmental Information Regulations 2004
 
Thank you for your request received on 8 February 2023 concerning:
 
 In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision,
which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7)
of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered
provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in
December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding
these enforcement actions..
 
Please note that we are now considering the request, but we need more time
to process it.

Please also that the Regulations allow us 20 working days to respond to
your request from the date of its receipt.  However, it is occasionally
necessary to extend the 20 working day time limit for issuing a response
due to either the volume or complexity of information requested. In this
case, I regret that we must extend the time limit for a response by a
further 5 working days . 

We will now try to respond to you by 21 March 2023 and will notify you of
any further delays. 

We apologise sincerely for the delay and any inconvenience caused. 

 
If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to:
 
[1][Southwark Borough Council request email]
 
 
If you are still dissatisfied with the council's response after the
internal review you have a right of appeal to the Information Commissioner
at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Telephone: 0330 123 1113
Website: www.ico.org.uk

 
Yours sincerely,
 
 
Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer
Chief Executive's
020 7525 1585
[email address]
 
 
 
 
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Dear Mr Flynn,

Re request ref no: 10783701

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 8
February 2023. This information is being provided as a statutory
obligation under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004.

 

Your request

In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision,
which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7)
of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered
provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in
December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding
these enforcement actions.

 

Our response

We apologise sincerely for the delay in responding to your request.

 

Please find all the information requested attached.

 

Please also note that identity of the individuals from the information
supplied is withheld in accordance with Regulation 12(3) of the
Environmental Information Regulation 2004, where we are obliged to
protect the identity of third party individuals who may be identified from
our records as well as our junior employees.

 

 

Please note that under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC
Directive) Regulations 2003 Southwark Council ask not to receive
unsolicited marketing communications.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
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requires the permission of the copyright holder.  If you have any queries
or concerns then please contact us using the above details.

 

 

Your rights

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. You should request this review within
two months of receiving this response, by contacting
[1][Southwark Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of your appeal you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have first
exhausted our internal appeal procedure and you should contact her within
two months of the outcome of the internal review. Further information on
the Freedom of Information Act is available through the Information
Commissioner’s website at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer

 

 

 

 

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Dear Mr Flynn,

Re request ref no: 10783701

Thank you for your request for information, which we received on 8
February 2023. This information is being provided as a statutory
obligation under the Environmental Information Regulations (EIR) 2004.

 

Your request

In May last year you conducted an audit of affordable housing provision,
which flagged up discrepancies on the two completed phases (1a and site 7)
of the Aylesbury estate redevelopment.

These were then subjected to enforcement actions against the registered
provider L&Q (refs: 22/EN/0110 and 22/EN/0158), which concluded in
December last year.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding
these enforcement actions.

 

Our response

We apologise sincerely for the delay in responding to your request.

 

Please find all the information requested attached.

 

Please also note that identity of the individuals from the information
supplied is withheld in accordance with Regulation 12(3) of the
Environmental Information Regulation 2004, where we are obliged to
protect the identity of third party individuals who may be identified from
our records as well as our junior employees.

 

 

Please note that under the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC
Directive) Regulations 2003 Southwark Council ask not to receive
unsolicited marketing communications.

 

You are free to use the information provided for your own purposes,
including any non-commercial research you are doing and for the purposes
of news reporting.  Any other re-use, for example commercial publication,
requires the permission of the copyright holder.  If you have any queries
or concerns then please contact us using the above details.

 

 

Your rights

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. You should request this review within
two months of receiving this response, by contacting
[1][Southwark Borough Council request email]. Please remember to quote the reference
number above in any future communications.

If you are not content with the outcome of your appeal you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
Information Commissioner cannot make a decision unless you have first
exhausted our internal appeal procedure and you should contact her within
two months of the outcome of the internal review. Further information on
the Freedom of Information Act is available through the Information
Commissioner’s website at [2]www.ico.org.uk

 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer

 

 

 

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Dear Ms Plewniak,

Thank you for the information you have supplied, however it relates only to Site 7 of the Aylesbury estate regeneration.

Please provide all internal communications and those with L&Q regarding any enforcement action on Phase 1a (planning ref: 07/CO/0046).

I look forward to hearing from you.

Yours sincerely,

Jerry Flynn

CEXaccessinfo, Southwark Borough Council

Dear Mr Flynn,

Apologies for not getting back sooner to you on this. However, I have received the following clarification regarding Site 7 from our Planning Enforcement team:

'' When London & Quadrant provided their returns for site 1 they only linked Roffo Court to application 07/CO/0046. They did provide returns for Arments Court, Totter Court. Hitard Court, Boundary Lane and Bradenham close. At first it appeared that there was an underprovision but that is not the case. It was a failure to link the other buildings to this permission.''

My understanding is there was no breach in the first instance, but if there is any further information you require, please do let me know.

Yours sincerely,

Martyna Plewniak
Senior Information Officer (BCS) - FOIA 2000
Emergency Planning team
Strategy and Communites Department
London SE1P 5LX
T:020 7525 1585
E: [email address]

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Dear Ms Plewniak

Thank you for your clarification.
Please could you provide me with the returns you refer to for site 1 - ie. Roffo Court, Arments Court, Totter Court. Hitard Court, Boundary Lane and Bradenham close; as well as all communications with L&Q regarding its returns.

Yours sincerely,

Jerry Flynn