Dear Vale of White Horse District Council,
Regarding your Local plan part 2, Core Policy 4a, it states that between April 2011 and March 2016 there were 3065 completions.

This disagrees with the Central government live table 253 which shows there were 2330 completions

Can you explain the variation of 735 please

Yours faithfully,

Mark Booty

FOI Vale, Vale of White Horse District Council

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From: Mark Booty <[FOI #453229 email]>
Sent: 19 December 2017 12:21
To: FOI Vale
Subject: Freedom of Information request - Discrepancy in Housing numbers
 
Dear Vale of White Horse District Council,
Regarding your Local plan part 2,  Core Policy 4a, it states that between
April 2011 and March 2016 there were 3065 completions.

This disagrees with the Central government live table 253 which shows
there were 2330 completions

Can you explain the variation of 735 please

Yours faithfully,

Mark Booty

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Dear Mr Booty

Thank you for your request for information under the Environmental
Information Regulations (2004), as follows:

“Regarding your Local plan part 2,  Core Policy 4a, it states that between
April 2011 and March 2016 there were 3065 completions.

This disagrees with the Central government live table 253 which shows
there were 2330 completions. Can you explain the variation of 735 please”

 

Vale of White Horse District Council Response:

It has been noted that there are differences in the net number of housing
completions provided in Local Authority (LA) figures and those provided by
Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG). There are several
reasons for this as follows:

o The data in the government table 253 represents only new builds, and
not the net additional gain of dwellings in a Local Authority (LA)
area.
o The collection methods used by the LA and DCLG are different. Vale of
the White Horse District Council collect information on housing
completions from developers, agents and site surveys. DCLG rely mainly
on information sent to them from public and private building control
inspectors and housing associations. This information is dependent on
building certificates being issued which are not always completed.
This is recognised by DCLG on their website, stating that “In
practice, there are instances where the timing could be delayed and
some completions are missed, for example as no completion certificate
was requested by the owner”[1]^[1].
o As the LA data is backed up by site surveys, it is likely to be more
up to date, with DCLG data having a lag time to LA data, due to the
collection methods.

I hope you find this information helpful. However, if you are dissatisfied
with the way your request for information has been handled, you can
request a review within the next 40 working days by emailing
[2][Vale of White Horse District Council request email].

Many thanks and kind regards

 

Becky Moore

 

Business Support Officer

 

Planning Service

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils

email: [3][email address

visit us at:

[4]www.southoxon.gov.uk and [5]www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk

 

Customer Service: 01235 422600

 

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