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FOI 14318

Affordable housing

Request

For the years 2012 - 2017 (please provide yearly breakdown where available)


What was the council's target for affordable home building?What number of affordable homes were actually built?What was the number of affordable homes required to be built by developers who had been granted planning permission?If possible please provide the names of developers and expected number of affordable homes, as per planning permissionHow many instances occurred where housing developers were unable to deliver the number of affordable homes expected in the original planning permission?Please provide the names of housing developers who were unable to deliver the original number of affordable homes expected (as per point 5) and the numbers of affordable houses they actually deliveredWhere developers were unable to deliver expected numbers of affordable homes (as per point 5), what sum was paid to the council?

Response

Please see below the following information regarding your request:

FOI – 14318
In response to your request relating to affordable housing policy and monitoring for the years 2012 to 2017, please see below:
1.What was the council's target for affordable home building?
The current annual estimate of affordable housing need in Brentwood is calculated as 107 households per year, as set out in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment Part 2 (SHMA, 2016) (this document can be viewed on the Council’s website at http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=966).

2. What number of affordable homes were actually built?
Affordable housing completions, among other things, are published annually on the Council’s website and can be viewed on the Council’s DataShare site, which provides data in an "open format" that is reusable and available to everyone for social or commercial purposes. This can be viewed on the Council’s website at http://opendata.brentwood.gov.uk/View/planning
This residential data is monitored by financial year, i.e. 01 April to 31 March. The residential monitoring data was last updated for the monitoring period ending 31 March 2016. Available data is published as soon as possible and the publication of the 2016/17 residential data will take place shortly. An early indication of affordable housing completions for the monitoring year 2016/17 is estimated to be 22 units (to be confirmed once the 2016/17 monitoring data is finalised later this year).

3. What was the number of affordable homes required to be built by developers who had been granted planning permission?
The Council’s affordable housing requirement is set out in Policy H9 of the adopted Brentwood Replacement Local Plan (2005). This can be viewed on the Council's website at http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=49

4. If possible please provide the names of developers and expected number of affordable homes, as per planning permission
The below table contains a list of extant planning permissions containing affordable housing units as at 31 March 2017.
Planning Ref. Address Use Code No. of outstanding Affordable Housing Units
15/01084/FUL Land Formerly Known as NV Tools St James Rd, Brentwood C3 - Affordable Housing 16
11/00009/EXT Land rear of Sylvia Avenue and Brindles Close C3 - Affordable Housing 13
15/01376/FUL Garages Wainwright Avenue Hutton C3 - Affordable Housing 4
15/01375/FUL Land Adjacent To 12 And 13 Magdalen Garden C3 - Affordable Housing 3
14/01446/FUL Former Mountnessing Scrap Yard Roman Road C3 - Affordable Housing 24
16/01729/FUL 24 Norton Road Ingatestone C2 - Residential Institutions (Affordable Housing) 5
15/00710/FUL Land Adjacent To The New Folly Bell Mead Ingatestone C3 - Affordable Housing 5
13/01169/FUL Mascalls Park, mascalls Lane, Warley C3 - Affordable Housing 11
15/01379/FUL The Brentwood Training Centre Essex C3 - Affordable Housing 18

The planning reference number for each application can be entered into the Council’s online planning application search tool, available to use via the link http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=47.
A planning application search will allow you to view the Developer/Applicant details and supporting documents for each planning permissions.

5. How many instances occurred where housing developers were unable to deliver the number of affordable homes expected in the original planning permission?
For the years 2012 – 2017 there have been no known instances where developers have failed to deliver the number of affordable homes approved as part of the planning permission.

6. Please provide the names of housing developers who were unable to deliver the original number of affordable homes expected (as per point 5) and the numbers of affordable houses they actually delivered.
N/A

7. Where developers were unable to deliver expected numbers of affordable homes (as per point 5), what sum was paid to the council?
N/A