Freedom of information request: affordable housing

ANdy Boddington made this Freedom of Information request to Hull City Council

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Dear Hull City Council,

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

Information Governance, Hull City Council

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Information Governance Team
Town Clerk's Service
Hull City Council
The Guildhall

 

Ferguson Jodie, Hull City Council

 

Dear Mr Boddington,

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000009/19

 

We acknowledge receipt of your information request received on 02/01/2019
which is being processed according to the Freedom of Information Act
(2000)

 

The legislation allows us 20 working days to respond which takes us to
30/01/2019.  There are some circumstances under which this deadline may be
extended legally but we will inform you as soon as we know if these apply.

 

 

Questions

 

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.

 

 

 

 

If you wish to speak to anybody in respect of your request then please
contact the Information Governance Team on 01482 300300 or e-mail
[1][email address]

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [2][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site: [3]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern: [4]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

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Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

 

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

 

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Barkworth Jane, Hull City Council

 

Dear Mr Boddington

 

Freedom of Information Act 2000 – Information Request - 000009/19

 

With regard to your Freedom of Information request received on 02/01/2019,
please find our response below. 

 

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.

 

Hull Local Plan Policy on Affordable Housing is available at -
[1]http://hullcc-consult.limehouse.co.uk/fi...

 

See Policy 5 (2) Page 68 - Affordable housing

 

Policy 5 Part 2.Market housing development should contribute towards the
supply of affordable housing at the following levels, unless a detailed
assessment of viability is provided by the developer and demonstrates that
a reduced level of provision is justified:

a.            in Housing Market Value Zones 1, 2, 3 and 4, 10% on sites of
15 or more dwellings;

b.            in Housing Market Value Zone 5, 15% on sites of 11 or more
dwellings.

 

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.

 

All planning applications are accessible via the councils website  -
[2]https://www.hullcc.gov.uk/padcbc/publica...

 

They can be searched (using advanced tab) select the Development type box
– Large Scale Major Dwellings, with the date set at 1/1/2016 to 1/1/2019

This will return the 68 Large Scale Major Dwellings applications and
decisions/details associated. The council does not collate the data as
requested by the FOI request, but it is free to access.

 

 

We hope that you will be satisfied with our response and should you
require any further information then please do not hesitate to contact
us. 

 

Should you wish to complain about our response in any way this must
initially be done by e-mailing [3][Hull City Council request email] or by
contacting us at The Information Governance Team, The Guildhall, Alfred
Gelder Street, Hull, HU1 2AA.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the internal review then you
may take your complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office, the
government body established to enforce the legislation.

 

Information Commissioner’s Office

Wycliffe House Water Lane,

Wilmslow,

Cheshire,

SK9 5AF

 

Web site: [4]https://ico.org.uk

Report a concern: [5]https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Email: [6][email address]

Tel: 0303 123 1113 (local rate) or 01625 545 745 (national rate)

 

ICO states that any emails you choose to send to them, or that they send
to you, are not secure as email messages can be intercepted.

ICO asks that you include a contact telephone number on any emails you
send to them. 

 

This information may be subject to copyright. The Freedom of Information
Act does not give you an automatic right to re-use this information in a
way that would infringe copyright, for example, by publishing it or
distributing copies.  You are free to use it for your own purposes
including any non-commercial research or private study or for the purposes
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If you wish to re-use this information and this was not specified in your
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most cases we will permit use and re-use in accordance with The Open
Government Licence which can be found at
[7]www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Jane Barkworth

Information Governance Officer

Town Clerk's Service

Hull City Council

Tel: 01482 300300

 

 

 

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