Affordable Homes

Freedom of Information Act 2000 

Date of Request:      06 February 2015     

Date of Disclosure: 25 February 2015

Please find Devon County Council’s response to your questions below;

What is the total value of commuted sums* (accepted from developers in lieu of on-site affordable housing provision outlined in section 106 agreements) agreed by the council and developers in:

1) 2014-15 (as of 31 December)

2) 2013-14

3) 2012-13

4) 2011-12

How many affordable homes which should have been provided through section 106 agreements were not built onsite (ie as part of the development relating to the section 106) due to commuted sums arrangements in the local authority area in:

1) 2014-15 (as of 31 December)

2) 2013-14

3) 2012-13

4) 2011-12

Of the total value of commuted sums received between 1 April 2011 and 31 December 2015, how much has been re-invested in the provision of new affordable homes?

A) Please note that Devon County Council is not a housing authority and therefore does not hold information regarding affordable homes. I understand responsibility for both housing and planning matters rests with each of the District and Unitary Councils in Devon.  I therefore suggest that you contact each of these organisations directly to obtain the information you have requested.

In the interest of providing you advice and assistance, please find details for each of the district councils in Devon on our website at;

http://www.devon.gov.uk/district_councils.htm

Details for the unitary councils of Plymouth City and Torbay Borough Council are available below;

http://www.devon.gov.uk/unitary_councils.htm