I wondered if you could kindly supply me with details of the following:
1) How many housing developments has your planning department approved, against the flood-related advice of the Environment Agency, in each of the following years: 2002-3, 2003-4, 2004-5, 2005-6, 2007-8, 2008-9, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, and so far in 2012-13?
2) Can you provide the name of the developments, the location of the developments and the name of the developer, in all these cases?
3) Of the above developments, in each year, how many of the homes were designated for affordable housing or social housing?
If you require any further details in order to comply with this request, please contact me straightaway. If you believe that another public authority holds all of the information I have requested, please let me know as soon as possible and let me have suitable contact details for that public authority.
If the information can be found in the public domain, please supply details of where it might be found.
In reply to your Freedom of Information Request, the information you have requested may be viewed on our website at http://www.brentwood.gov.uk/index.php?cid=880 and the page numbers of each AMR for flood risk and Environment Agency objections are listed below:
2004/05 page 25-26
2005/06 page 30
2006/07 page 34
2007/08 page 36
2008/09 page 36
2009/10 Page 36-37
2010/11 page 34
Data prior to 2004 is not available, and the figures for 2011/12 will be published by the end of the year. We do not have any information available for data so far for 2012/13.