Housing: Construction

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th November 2009.

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Photo of Jeremy Corbyn Jeremy Corbyn Labour, Islington North

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.

Photo of Ian Austin Ian Austin Minister of State (Regional Affairs) (West Midlands), The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

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
2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08
Social rent 210 140 200 220 260
Intermediate rent 0 0 300 190 20
Low cost home ownership 40 10 20 350 110
Total affordable homes 250 150 520 760 390

Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG. Figures have been rounded to nearest 10 units.

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.

Information on the number of homes completed for social rent under the National Affordable Housing programme (NAHP) for April to September 2009 will be released by the HCA on 24 November.

The following table shows expenditure through the Affordable Housing programme in Islington over the last five years (both for new build and acquisitions).

£ million
2004-05 30.8
2005-06 25.8
2006-07 44.9
2007-08 39.2
2008-09 25.9

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.

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