Freedom of information request: affordable housing

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Dear Broads Authority,

A request for information from your planners.
1) The percentage of affordable housing required for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in area. If more than one level is set in planning policies – for example varying by location in the district or size of development – the maximum, minimum and district average percentages.
2) The average percentage of affordable housing agreed on approval of planning applications for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in the council’s area for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.

Yours faithfully,

Andy Boddington

Reception, Broads Authority

Thank you for your email which we will read on our return to the office at
9.00am on Wednesday 2nd January 2019.

 

Kind regards and Happy New Year.

The Reception Team

 

 

Kind regards,

Broads Authority Reception team

 

 

Essie Guds, Broads Authority

Dear Mr Boddington,

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. We have 20 working days to respond to such requests and you should therefore expect a response from the Solicitor and Monitoring Officer by 30 January 2019. If it is not possible to respond by this date, he will contact you explaining why and provide a date by which the response will be made.

Best Wishes,

Esmeralda Guds
Pa to Chief Executive and Chair
Tel: +44 (0)1603 756005

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David Harris, Broads Authority

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Dear Mr Boddington,

 

I am writing in relation to your request for information regarding the
below received on 2 January 2019. Your request has been handled under
Section 1(1) of the Freedom of Information Act 2000. In accordance with
section 1 (1)(a) of the Act I hereby confirm that the Authority does hold
information of the type specified for part of the request.

 

Dear Broads Authority,

 

A request for information from your planners.

1) The percentage of affordable housing required for housing developments
of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in area. If
more than one level is set in planning policies – for example varying by
location in the district or size of development – the maximum, minimum and
district average percentages.

2) The average percentage of affordable housing agreed on approval of
planning applications for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or
that are greater than 0.5 hectares in the council’s area for each of 2016,
2017 and 2018.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Andy Boddington

 

 

The Authority’s Response

 

1: we defer to/have regard to our district's affordable housing policies.
Please see table that follows that sets out their current adopted
standards. Please note that North Norfolk is a designated rural area and
so can set a lower threshold that the NPPF allows.

 

+------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| District | Document | Policy |
|--------------+--------------------------+------------------------------|
|Great Yarmouth| Core Strategy (2015) |·        Sub area 1: 20% on |
| | |sites of 5 or more. |
| | | |
| | |·        Sub area 2: 10% on |
| | |sites of 5 or more |
| | | |
| | |·        Sub area 3: 10% on |
| | |sites of 15 or more |
|--------------+--------------------------+------------------------------|
|North Norfolk | Core Strategy (2008) |·        10 or more dwellings |
| | |or sites of more than 0.33 |
| | |hectares in Principal and |
| | |Secondary Settlements, not |
| | |less than 45%. |
| | | |
| | |·        2 or more units or on|
| | |sites larger than 0.1 hectares|
| | |in Service Villages and |
| | |Coastal Service Villages, not |
| | |less than 50% |
|--------------+--------------------------+------------------------------|
| Broadland |Joint Core Strategy  (2011|The proportion of affordable |
| | and 2014) |housing, and mix of tenure |
| | |sought will be based on the |
| | |most up to date needs |
| | |assessment for the plan area. |
| | |At the adoption of this |
| | |strategy the target proportion|
| | |to meet the demonstrated |
| | |housing need is: |
| | | |
|--------------| |·        on sites for 5-9 |
| Norwich | |dwellings (or 0.2 – 0.4 ha), |
| | |20% with tenure to be agreed |
| | |on a site by site basis |
| | |(numbers rounded, upwards from|
| | |0.5) |
| | | |
| | |·        on sites for 10-15 |
| | |dwellings (or 0.4 – 0.6 ha), |
| | |30% with tenure to be agreed |
|--------------| |on a site by site basis |
|South Norfolk | |(numbers rounded, upwards from|
| | |0.5) |
| | | |
| | |·        on sites for 16 |
| | |dwellings or more (or over 0.6|
| | |ha) 33% with approximate 85% |
| | |social rented and 15% |
| | |intermediate tenures (numbers |
| | |rounded, upwards from 0.5) |
|--------------+--------------------------+------------------------------|
| Waveney | Development Management |·        From the start of |
| | Policies (2011) |2015 planning applications for|
| | |5 to 14 dwellings inclusive |
| | |shall provide 35% affordable |
| | |housing on–site or provide an |
| | |equivalent off-site financial |
| | |contribution for affordable |
| | |housing elsewhere. |
| | | |
| | |·        Outside the Area |
| | |Action Plan area of Lake |
| | |Lothing planning applications |
| | |for proposals of 15 or more |
| | |dwellings shall provide a |
| | |minimum of 35% on-site |
| | |affordable housing. |
+------------------------------------------------------------------------+

 

2: zero

 

I trust that this information is provided to your satisfaction. You have
the right to appeal against this decision. If you wish to appeal, please
set out your grounds of appeal and send to the address below.

FOIA Appeals

c/o Solicitor and Monitoring Officer

Broads Authority

Yare House

62-64 Thorpe Road

Norwich.

Norfolk

NR1 1RY

 

You also have the right of a subsequent appeal to the Information
Commissioner at:

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

 

If you wish to discuss this reply you should please not hesitate to
contact me. 

 

Yours sincerely,

 

David Harris

Solicitor to Broads Authority and Monitoring Officer

 

Direct dial: 01603 756018

 

 

 

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