Non-Traditional Housing Stock

Marc Buck made this Freedom of Information request to Elmbridge Borough Council

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Dear Elmbridge Borough Council,
I’m currently in the process of compiling local authority information of addresses where non-traditional methods have been used.

Several mass building projects for local authority houses were constructed using prefabricated or in-situ techniques such as concrete or steel and often had trade names such as Reema, Wates, Cornish etc. These are both pre- and post-war. Some of these types were subject to further investigation under the Housing Act 1985.

I would be grateful if you could forward any information you hold of information relating to such dwellings in your local authority. Even if the information is limited, it would be of great use. Some local authorities have provided lists showing the road, number and type to assist with identification.

Yours faithfully,

Marc Buck

Freedom of Information, Elmbridge Borough Council

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Najah Ebbitt, Elmbridge Borough Council

Ref No: 2022-23 FOI No. 414


Date: 16 Nov 2022


Dear Mr Buck


Thank you for your email of 14 November 2022 where you requested
information about Non-Traditional Housing Stock.


We do not hold information on non-traditional housing stock in the
borough.  The council transferred its housing stock to a newly formed
housing association in 2000 and whilst we know that some of those homes
were of non-traditional build, the information on which locations and
specific properties is no longer held by the council.  The stock
transferred to Elmbridge Housing Trust which is now part of PA Housing –


Please be advised that this information is not held by Elmbridge Borough
Council and your request for information has not been forwarded.


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Yours sincerely,


Najah Ebbitt



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Najah Ebbitt – BHousMan - MCIH –

Policy & Research Officer - Housing
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Elmbridge Borough Council, Civic Centre, Esher, KT10 9SD



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