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Dear Wandsworth Borough Council,
I should like to know the following:
How many housing units have been developed on riverside sites since 2000?
What sizes are these residential units (eg. no of bedrooms)?
How many of these units are occupied by people on the council's housing waiting list?
What proportion overall of these developments has been secured for social housing, what sizes are these residential units (eg. no. of bedrooms) and what form does that social housing take (eg council-owned, shared ownership with numbers if there are several)?
How has the building of sizable riverside housing developments impacted on the council house waiting list since 2000?
With many thanks,
Jill

Freedom Of Information, Wandsworth Borough Council

Freedom of Information Act request - 2012/6030 - Riverside housing

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Freedom of Information Act request - 2012/6030 - Riverside housing

 

Dear Ms Sanders,

 

I refer to your request for information received on 10/04/2012.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

How many housing units have been developed on riverside sites since 2000?

 

Wandsworth Council does not hold this information, as it does not
categorise or otherwise hold information on the developments within the
borough relating to this criterion in a manner which would allow it to
identify the relevant subset of developments.  The only exception to this
is the Nine Elms development area, where no residential units have been
developed as yet.  The Council is thus unable to provide a definitive
answer as to the number of units developed on riverside sites.

 

However, the Council’s online planning portal sets out details of consents
granted for all developments within the borough:

 

[3]http://ww3.wandsworth.gov.uk/Northgate/P...

 

The ‘Maps’ feature allows an enquirer to identify a particular development
and then see the relevant consents granted:

 

[4]http://ww3.wandsworth.gov.uk/connect/?ma...

 

It may also be of use to you to know that figures for all developments
within the borough as a whole are contained in the annual Land Reports,
copies of which are available from the Council’s website:

 

[5]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/d...

 

 

What sizes are these residential units (eg. no of bedrooms)?

 

N/A

 

 

How many of these units are occupied by people on the council's housing
waiting list?

 

N/A

 

 

What proportion overall of these developments has been secured for social
housing, what sizes are these residential units (eg. no. of bedrooms) and
what form does that social housing take (eg council-owned, shared
ownership with numbers if there are several)?

 

N/A

 

 

How has the building of sizable riverside housing developments impacted on
the council house waiting list since 2000?

 

Wandsworth Council does not hold this information.  Changes in the
Council’s social housing waiting list across this period could be
attributed to a number of factors and the Council does not hold any
information on the specific effect that the construction of sizeable
riverside developments has had.  

 

However, and whilst the Council does not recognise the use of the
‘riverside’ criterion to identity a particular subset of developments, it
is a requirement that 100% of first nominations to general needs social
rent stock be allocated to Council nominees.  Accordingly, where any such
developments include an allocation for social housing these would be
allocated to Council nominees.  The only circumstances in which this would
not eventuate would be in the instance of a specific agreement with a
registered social landlord to let, for instance, a small number of units
of this nature to assist with decants from existing social rent stock.
 The Council has no record of an agreement of this sort having been
entered into. 

 

Additionally, the Council’s Planning Obligations impose a mandate on
developers to allocate a proportion (typically 30%) of the residential
units as affordable housing.  It is possible that the availability of any
such affordable housing would have had some impact on waiting lists.

 

The Council’s development framework is available to view at:
[6]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/8...

 

 

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you.

                                                                    

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Kind regards,

 

Andrew Powell

Information Management Officer

Corporate Information Management Team

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Dear Mr Powell,
I will try to follow the paper trail you suggest.

Meanwhile, can you let me know if this obligation is met on the sites of all new developments:
Additionally, the Council’s Planning Obligations impose a mandate on developers to allocate a proportion (typically 30%) of the residential
units as affordable housing.

If not, what is the proportion of on-site affordable housing provided on new developments over the past ten years, and what percentage is shared-ownership : tenancy.

Yours sincerely,

jill sanders

Powell, Andrew, Wandsworth Borough Council

Freedom of Information Act request - 2012/6135 - Affordable housing

Thank you for your request for information received on 09/05/2012.

This will be processed in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act
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Freedom of Information Act request - 2012/6135 - Affordable housing

 

Dear Ms Sanders,

 

I refer to your request for information received on 09/05/2012.  Please
see the information below in response to your request: -

 

Can you let me know if this obligation is met on the sites of all new
developments.  If not, what is the proportion of on-site affordable
housing provided on new developments over the past ten years, and what
percentage is shared-ownership : tenancy.

 

The Council’s Policy IS5 dictates that 33% of dwellings in developments
within the borough should be allocated as affordable housing, though this
is subject to economic viability assessments in recognition that a lower
percentage would in circumstances be appropriate, as within Nine Elms
where the requirement is only 15%.  The policy is set out at page 96-97 of
the Core Strategy, which is attached.  The number of dwellings within each
development and the number of these allocated as social housing is
available to view in the Council’s Housing Land Reports, referred to in
the response to your previous request.

 

Section 21(1) - Information reasonably accessible to the applicant by
other means

 

Information is exempt from disclosure where this is already reasonably
accessible to the applicant by other means.  In this instance, all of the
information you have requested is available from the Housing Land Reports
referred to in the previous response.  These can be viewed and downloaded
from the Council’s website at:
[1]http://www.wandsworth.gov.uk/downloads/d...
As a consequence, this information is considered exempt from disclosure.

 

I hope this information meets your needs. If you do not understand the
information provided or wish to discuss anything further, please feel free
to contact me and I, or another member of the team will be able to assist
you.

                                                                    

Please note, all material provided by Wandsworth Council in response to
your request for information is for your personal, non-commercial use.
Wandsworth Council reserves all rights in the copyright of the information
provided. Any unauthorised copying or adaptation of the information
without express written confirmation from Wandsworth Council may
constitute an infringement of copyright. Any intention to re-use this
information commercially may require consent. Please forward any requests
for re-use of information to the FOI team at the email address below.

                                                  

If you are dissatisfied with the information provided in relation to your
request you may make representations to the Chief Executive for an
internal review.  Correspondence should be addressed to: 

 

Room 162, Wandsworth Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London, SW18 2PU

 

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: 

 

Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow,
Cheshire, SK9 5AF

 

Kind regards,

 

Andrew Powell

Information Management Officer

Corporate Information Management Team

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