Request for Information on Affordable Housing August 2023

Daniel Jaines made this Freedom of Information request to North Lincolnshire Council Automatic anti-spam measures are in place for this older request. Please let us know if a further response is expected or if you are having trouble responding.

The request was successful.

Dear North Lincolnshire Council,

I am writing to make an open request for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. I am a local democracy reporter investigating the state of affordable housing in Lincolnshire.

I have been asked by several council press offices across the county to submit this as an FOI so I am hoping you can help.

Please provide the following information:

1) Definition of "Affordable":
* How does your council define "affordable housing"?

* Is it based on a percentage of the median income, a fixed price range, or another metric?

2) Price Breakdown:
* What is the average price of an affordable home in your district?
* Are there different tiers or categories of affordable housing in your district?
* If so, can you provide a price breakdown for each?
3) Housing Numbers:
* How many affordable homes are currently available in your district?
* How many affordable homes have been built in the last five years?
* Are there any upcoming projects or initiatives aimed at increasing the number of affordable homes?
4) Challenges and Solutions:
* What are the primary challenges your district faces in providing affordable housing?
* What initiatives or strategies has the council implemented or is planning to implement to address these challenges?
5) Additional Information:
* Is there any other data, insights, or information you believe would be relevant to our investigation?
* What is the council doing to support people getting on the housing ladder? What's the council's view and is it a priority?

If my request is denied in whole or in part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act. I will also expect you to release all non-exempt material. I reserve the right to appeal your decision to withhold any information or to charge excessive fees.

I would prefer to receive the information electronically, but if that is not possible, please let me know ahead of time.

I understand that under the act, you are required to respond to my request within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm in writing that you have received this request.

Thank you for your attention to this matter.

Yours faithfully,

Daniel Jaines

Information Governance Team,

Dear Daniel Jaines,

Thank you for your request which was received on 9th August. The estimate
response date for your request is the 7th September.

Should you have any queries, amendments or additions relating to this
request, please remember to quote the reference number above in any future
communications.

Yours Faithfully

Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council

Information Governance Team,

1 Attachment

  • Attachment

    Information Disclosure FOI2023 01245.odt

    641K Download

Dear Daniel Jaines,

I am writing in response to your request for information, that was
received on the 9th August. Please find our Information Disclosure letter
attached.

If we can be of any further assistance with regard to this request please
let us know quoting the above reference number.

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Team
North Lincolnshire Council