Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

1.What effect will the Government's revised housing target
Housing: Formula for locating new homes revised after Tory backlash

have upon the number of houses to be built on Wirral?

2.Will the numbers to be built be increased or reduced and by how many in either case?

3.Which Wards of the Borough will be most affected and least affected?

4.Does Government regard the Borough an urban area?

5.What effect will the extra cash for brownfield sites have?

6.How will WMBC use the £100m fund to be launched in January that will allow English councils to pitch for money to support developments on public land and regeneration of council estates?

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

John H Hutchinson

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

I shall be grateful to receive your long-overdue response to my request for information.

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

John H Hutchinson

Dear Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council,

Please pass this on to the person who conducts Freedom of Information reviews.

I am writing to request an internal review of Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council's handling of my FOI request 'Planning laws and regulation' because the Council's response is long overdue.

A full history of my FOI request and all correspondence is available on the Internet at this address:

Yours faithfully,

John H Hutchinson

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

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Dear Mr Hutchinson


Please accept our apologies for the delay in dealing with your recent
Freedom of Information enquiry.  Please see the Council’s response to your
questions below.


1.           The Government Published its new Standard Method for
calculating Housing Need on 16^th December 2020.  Under this new method
the Borough’s annual housing need is 779.


2.           The resulting annual housing need for the Borough is broadly
in keeping with the previous standard method figure for the Borough


3.           Sites to be allocated for development will be included in the
emerging Local Plan, which will be published for public comment in early


4.           The Government’s revised guidance is set out here

              Further details can be found in this useful online article


5. & 6.   The additional funding will allow bids to be submitted for
consideration to support the earlier delivery of brownfield sites,
depending on the proportion of funding that is allocated to the Liverpool
City Region and the criteria applied to allow that funding to be used,
which are as yet unknown.


Yours sincerely



Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

PO Box 290
Brighton Street
CH27 9FQ


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John H Hutchinson

Dear InfoMgr, FinDMT,

Thank you for your late response.

Yours sincerely,

John H Hutchinson