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FOI 15044

Affordable Housing

Request

This is a request for information under the Freedom of Information Act. Could you please provide me with information relating to:

a)
The amount of money that the council has received as payments in lieu of affordable housing (or so-called 'commuted sums') as part of fulfilling a Section 106 agreement in each of the last five financial years (2012/13, 2013/14,
2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17)

b)
The total amount of receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has spent in each of the last five financial years

c)
A summary of the total number of affordable homes built, acquired or brought back into use through spending the receipts from payments in lieu of affordable housing in within the local authority in each of the last five financial
years

d)
The total amount of unspent payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council currently has

e)
The total amount unspent, but allocated payments in lieu of affordable housing that the council has, with a summary of the schemes that they have been allocated to

Response

Following your recent FOI enquiry, please see below the answers to your queries.

a) £181,578 (2015/16)
b) £0
c) None
d) £989,578
e) £808,000 has been allocated to schemes at Fawters Close and Magdalen Gardens. One scheme is a sheltered property charged at affordable rent and the other provides affordable houses.