To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated to housing construction in Islington in each of the last five years; how many (a) council and (b) housing association dwellings for (i) rent and (ii) shared ownership were built in Islington in each such year; how many such dwellings he expects to be built in 2009-10; how much such funding he expects to allocate in each of the next three years; and how many such dwellings he expects to be built in Islington in each of those years.
The following table shows the number of new registered social landlord (RSL) affordable homes (social rent, intermediate rent and low cost home ownership) built in the London borough of Islington each year since 2003-04. There were no local authority affordable homes built in Islington in this period.
|RSL New build affordable homes in Islington|
|Low cost home ownership||40||10||20||350||110|
|Total affordable homes||250||150||520||760||390|
Not all affordable housing is provided by new build completions, as some supply can come from acquisitions. For example, in 2007-08, a total of 530 additional affordable homes were provided in Islington (new build and acquisitions).
Total affordable housing supply statistics for 2008-09 will be released by CLG in December 2009.
The following table shows expenditure through the Affordable Housing programme in Islington over the last five years (both for new build and acquisitions).
As set out in the Homes and Communities Corporate Plan for 2009-10 we are aiming to deliver in England 55,000 affordable homes in 2009-10 and 56,000 in 2010-11.
Future levels of expenditure and outputs beyond 2010-11 will be dependent upon the outcome of the next Spending Review. Funding through the HCA is a process of competitive bidding and is not budgeted to local authority level.