Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

Please state the mean average cost of a) building and b) purchasing new council housing for either a) Social Rent or b) Affordable Rent in each of the last three years.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Burnham

Dear Waltham Forest Borough Council,

Please may I add to my question a breakdown by the number of bedrooms?

The full question now reads:

Please state the mean average cost of a) building and b) purchasing new council housing for either a) Social Rent or b) Affordable Rent in each of the last three years.
Please provide a breakdown by the number of bedrooms in each case.

Thank you.

Yours faithfully,

Paul Burnham

Information Officer | Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Re: "FOI request - Costs of providing new council housing"
Reference: FOI297812505
Date of request: 2021-01-19 12:05:52

Dear Paul Burnham,

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Before the end of 16 February 2021

Information Officer | Waltham Forest Council, Waltham Forest Borough Council

Re: FOI Response FOI297812505 "FOI request - Costs of providing new
council housing".

Dear Paul Burnham,

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 19th January 2021 about FOI request
- Costs of providing new council housing.

The information supplied has been provided by the department responsible
for the service delivery.

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Kind regards,
The Information Officer

Kind regards,

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Dear Mr Paul  Burnham

 

It has come to my attention that a response was sent to you this morning
for the above FOI.

 

I must apologise, an incorrect response was sent to you in error. Please
disregard and if possible delete the response you received today.

 

We endeavour to send your correct response by the end of this week. I am
sorry for the inconvenience.

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Officer

 

Customer Service and Business Support Officer| Resident Services

London Borough of Waltham Forest

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16 February 2021

Information Officer, Waltham Forest Borough Council

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Dear Mr  Paul Burnham

 

I am writing to confirm that the Council has now completed its search for
the information which you requested on 19th January 2021 about FOI request
- Costs of providing new council housing.

The information supplied has been provided by the department responsible
for the service delivery.

 

The information supplied to you continues to be protected by the
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. You are free to use it for your
own purposes, including any non-commercial research you are doing and for
the purposes of news reporting. Any other reuse, for example commercial
publication, would require the permission of the copyright holder.

 

Thank you for your FOI enquiry set out below in which you wanted to know

 

“The mean average cost of a) building and b) purchasing new council
housing, for either a) Social Rent or b) Affordable Rent in the last three
years.”

 

I write to confirm that the mean cost of building council homes comes to
£359,66.48. The build costs are based on a small infill sites programme
where there are significant constraints on the sites.

 

For commercial confidentiality reasons  I am unable to disclose the cost
of acquiring social housing.

 

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to request a review of our decision, you should contact
us via e-mail at:[1][email address] or by post:

The London Borough of Waltham Forest
The Information Officer
Town Hall
Forest Road
London
E17 4JA

 

Please remember to quote the reference number FOI297812505 in any future
communications.

 

If you are not content with the outcome your review, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) for a decision.
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
complaints procedure provided by the Council.

 

Kind Regards

 

Information Officer

 

Customer Service and Business Support Officer| Resident Services

London Borough of Waltham Forest

Telephone: 0208 496 3000

[2]www.walthamforest.gov.uk

 Follow us [3]@wfcouncil

 

 

Our ambition is that everybody in Waltham Forest enjoys a quality life.

 

 

 

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soon as possible and delete the e-mail from your computer. Any information
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identified or identifiable living individual is subject to the provisions
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