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Marie Barnett made this Freedom of Information request to Fife Council

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Dear Fife Council,can you please tell me how many 3 bedroom or over properties are available or pre allocated,in st andrews and surrounding areas
What is the policy regarding extending 2 bedrooms into larger properties,
Also who is allocated housing as a priority

Yours faithfully,
Marie barnett

Fife Council

Dear M Barnett,

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

Thank you for your information request received on 30/01/2019 our reference: FCIR 25689. This is being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002.

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Yours sincerely,

S Guthrie
Information Management & Requests Team

Shannon Guthrie, Fife Council

Dear M Barnett,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your email dated and received 30/01/2019, our reference: FCIR
25689. 

 

I am pleased to provide the information you requested and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

Request –

 

Can you please tell me how many 3 bedroom or over properties are available
or pre allocated, in St Andrews and surrounding areas What is the policy
regarding extending 2 bedrooms into larger properties, Also who is
allocated housing as a priority

 

Response -

 

There are no 3 bedroom or over properties available or pre allocated in St
Andrews as of today’s date. There are 2, 3 bedroom properties pre
allocated in the surrounding areas.

 

The policy of the council was to wind down extensions and accommodate
specific need cases in new builds or void properties. This Briefing Note
was issued to Managers on 07/06/17.

 

The allocation targets for Fife -  2018/19 is,

50% of allocations to Homeless applicants

30% of allocations to Transfer applicants

20% of allocation to Housing List applicants

 

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Yours sincerely

 

S Guthrie

Information Management Request Team

 

 

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