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FOI 3515

New Homes Bonus Funding

Request

I am researching a Channel 4 housing series about empty homes and am looking at plans for building new homes. I would like to find out information about New Homes Bonus funding being spent by your local authority. Please supply me with the following information under the Freedom of Information Act.

1. How much New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding have you received since the scheme was introduced?

2. What proportion of that revenue has been spent on housing?

3. Of this percentage what proportion of NHB has been spent on:

a) new homes

b) empty homes brought back into use

c) other housing projects - including money to housing associations

4. What has the remaining proportion of NHB been spent on?

5. Are any plans in place regarding the future spending of NHB revenue in your authority? If so, how do you plan to spend future NHB revenue?

6. (If applicable): What proportion of NHB funding have you already committed, or are you planning to use, to match fund Government HMR Transition Fund money?

7. What is the current population within your boundaries?

8. How many households are there within your boundaries?


Response

Further to your FOI in respect of New Homes Bonus funding being spent by our authority. Please find below the information requested:

1. How much New Homes Bonus (NHB) funding have you received since the scheme was introduced?
Year 1, 2011/12 - £254,966
Year 2, 2012/13 - £469,166

2. What proportion of that revenue has been spent on housing?
Not ring fenced to Housing – but used to support all Council services.

3. Of this percentage what proportion of NHB has been spent on:
Information not available (see Q2 above)

a) new homes

b) empty homes brought back into use

c) other housing projects - including money to housing associations

4. What has the remaining proportion of NHB been spent on?
See Q2 above

5. Are any plans in place regarding the future spending of NHB revenue in your authority? If so, how do you plan to spend future NHB revenue?
No plans at this time – it will be considered as part of the medium term financial planning later this year.

6. (If applicable): What proportion of NHB funding have you already committed, or are you planning to use, to match fund Government HMR Transition Fund money? – N/A

7. What is the current population within your boundaries?
Borough population: 72,508

8. How many households are there within your boundaries?
Borough households: 30,332