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Dear Bradford City Council,

Please answer the following questions and provide the requested information:

Within the past 5 years, what research has been undertaken by the Council into the demand for adaptable and accessible housing for those with disabilities, in particularly those with mobility issues, both wheel chair and non-wheel chair bound, and those with limited or no vision? Please provide a copy of the reported findings and conclusions.

Do any new build home projects currently under construction include the building of bungalows and if so what number of these will be available for rent and what number will be available for sale? Of those available for sale, what number are classed as ‘affordable housing’? Please provide details of the number of rooms, the dimensions of rooms and doorways.

What future new build home projects will include the building of bungalows and what number of these will be available for rent and what number will be available for sale? Of those available for sale, what number are ‘affordable housing’? Please provide details of the number of rooms, the dimensions of rooms and doorways.

Do any new build home projects currently under construction include the building of homes other than bungalows that are ‘accessible’ for those with mobility issues, both wheel chair and non-wheel chair bound, and those with limited or no vision? If so please provide details of the property type, including number and dimensions of rooms and doorways, number of floors and how these meet the needs of people with this kind of disability. Also, please state what number of these properties will be available for rent and what number will be available for sale? Of those available for sale, what number are ‘affordable housing’?

What future new build home projects will include the building of homes, other than bungalows, that are ‘accessible’ for those with mobility issues, both wheel chair and non-wheel chair bound, and those with limited and no vision? Please provide details of the property type, including number and dimensions of rooms and doorways, if the properties are on the ground floor and how these properties will meet the needs of people with these kinds of disability. Also, please state what number of these properties will be available for rent and what number will be available for sale? Of those available for sale, what number will be ‘affordable housing’?

Please provide a copy of the Council’s local planning policy/policies relating to the building of homes and meeting the requirements for those with disabilities.

Regards

Peter Hebden

Freedom of Information, Bradford City Council

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Mark Dewar, Bradford City Council

Dear Peter,

 

Thank you for your request submitted under the terms of the Freedom of
Information Act 2000. This matter is now receiving our attention and we
aim to have a response out to you by 17 June 2019 within the period of 20
working days allowed for disclosure.  

 

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

Mark
Dewar                                                                          
 

Service Coordination Officer

Economy & Development

 

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Reference No:  FOI-May83

 

I refer to your request dated 19 May 2019 under the Freedom Of Information
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I am writing to let you know that it is taking longer than we anticipated
retrieving the information you requested and therefore need to extend the
time limit for responding by 15 working days.

 

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2019, although I will endeavour to do so before this date.  If you have
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Regards

Development Services

 

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City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

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Alex Bartle, Bradford City Council

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Dear Mr Hebden

 

Reference no: FOI-May83

 

I refer to your request under the Freedom Of Information Act asking to
supply the following information:

The Council’s response is set out below:

 

Within the past 5 years, what research has been undertaken by the Council
into the demand for adaptable and accessible housing for those with
disabilities, in particularly those with mobility issues, both wheel chair
and non-wheel chair bound, and those with limited or no vision? Please
provide a copy of the reported findings and conclusions.

 

Please find attached a copy of the Housing Research Study undertaken for
the Council in 2016 by David Lock Associates which provides findings and
conclusions on the need for accessible housing standards in the District.

 

The council is currently preparing a new Strategic Hosing Market
Assessment (SHMA) which will also consider the needs of specific
householders including those with disabilities. This study has yet to be
finalised and published and it therefore not currently available but will
be made publically available in due course as part of formal consultation
on the Local Plan Core Strategy Partial Review.

 

Do any new build home projects currently under construction include the
building of bungalows and if so what number of these will be available for
rent and what number will be available for sale?  Of those available for
sale, what number are classed as ‘affordable housing’? Please provide
details of the number of rooms, the dimensions of rooms and doorways.

 

The council do not currently collect this information.

 

What future new build home projects will include the building of bungalows
and what number of these will be available for rent and what number will
be available for sale?  Of those available for sale, what number are
‘affordable housing’? Please provide details of the number of rooms, the
dimensions of rooms and doorways.

 

The council do not currently collect this information.

 

Do any new build home projects currently under construction include the
building of homes other than bungalows that are ‘accessible’ for those
with mobility issues, both wheel chair and non-wheel chair bound, and
those with limited or no vision?  If so please provide details of the
property type, including number and dimensions of rooms and doorways,
number of floors and how these meet the needs of people with this kind of
disability. Also, please state what number of these properties will be
available for rent and what number will be available for sale?  Of those
available for sale, what number are ‘affordable housing’?

 

The council do not currently collect this information.

 

What future new build home projects will include the building of homes,
other than bungalows, that are ‘accessible’ for those with mobility
issues, both wheel chair and non-wheel chair bound, and those with limited
and no vision?  Please provide details of the property type, including
number and dimensions of rooms and doorways, if the properties are on the
ground floor and how these properties will meet the needs of people with
these kinds of disability. Also, please state what number of these
properties will be available for rent and what number will be available
for sale?  Of those available for sale, what number will be ‘affordable
housing’?

 

The council do not currently collect this information.

 

Please provide a copy of the Council’s local planning policy/policies
relating to the building of homes and meeting the requirements for those
with disabilities.

 

The adopted Core Strategy ( July 2017) Policy HO9 Housing Quality:

 

[1]https://www.bradford.gov.uk/Documents/pl...

 

In accordance with the Freedom of Information Act, if you are not
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(ICO) under the provisions of the Data Protection Act 2018. The Council
takes its responsibilities under the Act very seriously.  To find out more
on how we handle your information, please click on the following link:
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Yours sincerely

 

Alex Bartle MRTPI 

Senior Planning Officer, Development Plans

 

Planning, Transportation and Highways

 

Tel:  01274 437471 

Floor 4 Britannia House, Bradford, Hall Ings, BD1 1HX

 

City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council

Department of Place

 

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