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Disability Housing

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Dear Barnsley Metropolitan Borough 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

Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

Ref: FOIA/3927

Dear Peter

Re: Request for Information – Freedom of Information Act 2000

Thank you for your request for information about accessible house building.

Your email request was received on 20 May 2019 and I am dealing with it under the terms of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

Your request will be processed as soon as possible, and we will try to provide the information within 20 working days as required. The deadline date when the information should be available to you is 18 June 2019.

In some circumstances a fee may be payable and if that is the case, I will let you know the likely charges before proceeding.

If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

Yours sincerely,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 770770

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Information Requests, Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council

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Good Morning,

Please find attached the response to your recent FOI request.

Regards,

Tom Grierson

Customer Feedback and Improvement Officer
Customer Feedback, Information and Improvement Team
Core Services Directorate

Mail: Barnsley MBC, Feedback and Improvement Team, PO Box 634, Barnsley, S70 9GG
Tel: 01226 770770

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