Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

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Dear Stroud District 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@stroud.gov.uk, Stroud District Council

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Stroud District Council

Ref: 5578

Dear Sir/Madam

Re: Freedom of Information Request.
S106 Agreements

Thank you for your request for information received in this office on 24/01/2020 regarding the above.

I am writing to advise you that your request for information has been logged, and that you will receive a response within the statutory 20 working day time frame.

Kind Regards,

Nick Mansfield
Case Research Officer
 
Stroud District Council
Council Offices, Ebley Mill Stroud,
Glos, GL5 4UB.
Tel: 01453 754526
Email: [email address]
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Stroud District Council

Ref: 5578

Dear Mr Davies

Re: Freedom of Information Request.
S106 Agreements

Thank you for your request for information received in this office on 24/01/2020 regarding the above.

Response

To our knowledge, Sage Housing has not purchased any Section 106 affordable homes in the local authority area over the last three years.

If you have any complaint about the way in which your request for information has been handled, please ask for a review to be carried out. If your complaint is not resolved to your satisfaction then you have the right to apply to the Information Commissioner’s Office for a review.

Kind Regards,

Nick Mansfield
Case Research Officer
 
Stroud District Council
Council Offices, Ebley Mill Stroud,
Glos, GL5 4UB.
Tel: 01453 754526
Email: [email address]
Website: www.stroud.gov.uk

Please note: Personal data is processed in accordance with the Council’s Privacy Notice.  Please see our Privacy Notice web page Sections 1 to 10 and our policies for details specifically affecting Planning and Building Control.

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