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Purchase of Section 106 Affordable Housing by Sage Housing

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Dear Wirral Metropolitan 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

InfoMgr, FinDMT, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council

 

Dear Mr Davies/Cat McShane

 

We write further to your request for information in which you asked:

 

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.

 

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

 

 

In response, Wirral Council can advise that Sage Housing have not
submitted any planning applications for new housing in Wirral, nor have
they progressed or acquired any S106 units in Wirral.

 

 

Yours sincerely

 

 

Lynette Paterson

Principal Information Management Officer

Wirral Council

Treasury Building

Cleveland Street

Birkenhead

Wirral

CH41 1AH

 

Tel: 0151 691 8201

Email: [1][Wirral Borough Council request email]

 

Visit our website: [2]www.wirral.gov.uk

 

 

 

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