Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

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Dear Greenwich Borough Council,

I write to you in order to request the information set out below. My request is pursuant to the FOIA.

The information requested relates to the purchase of Section 106 affordable housing units in the local authority area by the company Sage Housing over the last three years.

The information I seek is:

1) the number of applications made by Sage Housing to acquire Section 106 affordable housing units in each calendar year of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.

2) the planning reference number that each application applies to

3) For each development in which Sage Housing has acquired Section 106 units between 01/01/2017 and 24/01/2020:

i) The name of the development
ii) The planning reference number
iii) The address of the development
iv) The postcode(s) of the development
v) The number of affordable units in the development
vi) The housing tenure mix (e.g social rent, affordable rent, shared ownership)
vii) The decision date (date/month/year)
viii) The date until when the units are contracted with Sage Housing to stay affordable
(date/month/year)
ix) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the development (if known)
x) For rental units, if the council has nomination rights to the first lets, what percentage of units will the council have nomination rights for on subsequent lets?
xi) List any requests made by Sage Housing to alter or amend the original Section 106 agreement and whether the council agreed to these.
xii) Whether the development is a completed or a forthcoming (“starts on site”) development

4) For each development please attach the viability assessment

5) For each unit acquired by Sage Housing:
i) The name of the unit’s development
ii) The unit’s address
iii) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the unit (if known)
iv) The Land Registry title number

Please provide the information in an excel or CSV format, with the questions and sub-questions as column headings.

If you need clarification please contact me at this email address. Under your section 16 duty to provide advice and assistance I would expect you to contact me if you find this request unmanageable in any way before the 20th working day.

I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request, and I look forward to hearing from you in the near future.

Yours faithfully,

Cat McShane

foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Davies

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-36322

 

Thank you for your request dated 24 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 21 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

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foi, Greenwich Borough Council

Dear Mr Davies

Freedom of Information Request:  FOI 36322

 

Thank you for your request dated 24^th January 2020 in which you ask:

I write to you in order to request the information set out below. My
request is pursuant to the FOIA.

 

The information requested relates to the purchase of Section 106
affordable housing units in the local authority area by the company Sage
Housing over the last three years.

 

The information I seek is:

1) the number of applications made by Sage Housing to acquire Section 106
affordable housing units in each calendar year of 2017, 2018, 2019 and
2020.

2) the planning reference number that each application applies to

3) For each development in which Sage Housing has acquired Section 106
units between  01/01/2017 and 24/01/2020:

i) The name of the development

ii) The planning reference number

iii) The address of the development

iv) The postcode(s) of the development

v) The number of affordable units in the development

vi) The housing tenure mix (e.g social rent, affordable rent, shared
ownership)

vii) The decision date (date/month/year)

viii) The date until when the units are contracted with Sage Housing to
stay affordable

 (date/month/year)

ix) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the development (if known)

x) For rental units, if the council has nomination rights to the first
lets, what percentage of units will the council have nomination rights for
on subsequent lets?

xi) List any requests made by Sage Housing to alter or amend the original
Section 106 agreement and whether the council agreed to these.

xii) Whether the development is a completed or a forthcoming (“starts on
site”) development

4) For each development please attach the viability assessment

5) For each unit acquired by Sage Housing:

i) The name of the unit’s development

ii) The unit’s address

iii) The price paid by Sage Housing to acquire the unit (if known)

iv) The Land Registry title number

 

Our response is as follows:
The Council do not use Sage Housing as a registered provider.

 

 

If you have any queries about this correspondence, please contact me,
quoting the reference number above.

 

If you are not satisfied with our response to your request, you can ask
for an Internal Review.  Internal review requests must be submitted within
two months of the date of receipt of the response to your original
request.  If you wish to do this, please contact us in writing, setting
out why you are dissatisfied.

 

If you are not satisfied with the outcome of the Internal Review, you may
apply directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. 
Generally, the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the
Internal Review procedure provided by the Council. You can contact the ICO
by emailing [1][email address], or by post at Customer Contact,
Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
SK9 5AF.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

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From: foi
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To: 'Gareth Davies' <[FOI #638646 email]>
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Subject: FOI-36322: Freedom of Information request - Purchase of Section
106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

 

Dear Mr Davies

 

Freedom of Information request:  FOI-36322

 

Thank you for your request dated 24 January 2020

 

Your request will be answered by 21 February 2020

 

If you have any queries about this request, please contact me, quoting the
reference number above.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Jackie Jago

Head of Corporate Services

Corporate Services

Directorate of Communities & Environment

Royal Borough of Greenwich

 

' 020 8921 5044

*   3^rd Floor, The Woolwich Centre, 35 Wellington Street, London, SE18
6HQ

8 www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk

 

ü Please consider the environment before printing this email

 

 

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