FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

19 February 2020

The Government has given increased backing to community led housing, a sector made up of organisations like housing co-operatives, cohousing groups, community land trusts, tenant management organisations and self-help housing groups.

 

1. Does the council have any policies or ones in development to support community led housing? If so, what are they and where do they appear?

 

2. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many grants and/or loans has the council given to community led housing groups or organisations?

 

3. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many land disposals or leases has the council made to community led housing groups or organisations?

 

4. Do you have dedicated staff to support community led housing? If so, what are their job titles?



East Herts Council Response

19 February 2020

I am writing to acknowledge your written request for information.

Your request is being considered and you will receive the information requested within the statutory timescale of 20 working days as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000, subject to the information not being exempt or containing reference to a third party.

The Act defines a number of exemptions, which may prevent release of the information you have requested.  There will be an assessment of your request and if any of the exemption categories apply then the information will not be released.  You will be informed if this is the case, including your rights of appeal.

If the information you request contains reference to a third party then they may be consulted prior to a decision being taken on whether or not to release the information to you.  You will be informed if this is the case.

There may be a fee payable for this information, this will be considered and you will be informed if any fees are payable.  In this event the fee must be paid before the information is processed and released.  The 20 working day time limit for the response is suspended until receipt of payment.

If you have any queries about the processing of your request then please do not hesitate to contact me.

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

Your personal details will be held within out Information Request case management system, and only used for the purposes of evaluating and processing your request.

While details of your information request may be published on the council website, your personal details will never be published or released to anyone outside the council unless it is required by the Information Commissioners Office.

Thank you for your request.

 



East Herts Council Response

24 February 2020

Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed and the information that we hold is enclosed.

1. Does the council have any policies or ones in development to support community led housing? If so, what are they and where do they appear?   The East Herts District Plan

 

2. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many grants and/or loans has the council given to community led housing groups or organisations? None

 

3. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many land disposals or leases has the council made to community led housing groups or organisations? None

 

4. Do you have dedicated staff to support community led housing? If so, what are their job titles?   No – support is provided by  the Council’s Planning Policy team  and  the Council’s Housing Service we do not release the names of individuals below that of head of service.

If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act contact the Information Commissioner at:

Information Commissioners Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF

Telephone 0303 123 1113

https://ico.org.uk/

 

It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all correspondence related to this request.

 

Thank you for your request.

 

 



Customer

24 February 2020

Thanks very much for your swift reply.

Best regards,

On Mon, 24 Feb 2020 at 11:14, [email protected] <
[email protected]> wrote:

> Thank you for your request for information, this has now been processed
> and the information that we hold is enclosed.
>
> 1. Does the council have any policies or ones in development to support
> community led housing? If so, what are they and where do they appear? The
> East Herts District Plan
>
>
>
> 2. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many grants and/or loans
> has the council given to community led housing groups or organisations? None
>
>
>
> 3. Between January 2010 and December 2019, how many land disposals or
> leases has the council made to community led housing groups or
> organisations? None
>
>
>
> 4. Do you have dedicated staff to support community led housing? If so,
> what are their job titles? No - support is provided by the Council
s
> Planning Policy team and the Council
s Housing Service we do not release
> the names of individuals below that of head of service.
>
> If you have any queries or complaint about the processing of your request
> please do not hesitate to contact me.
>
>
>
> Alternatively for more information on the Freedom of Information Act
> contact the Information Commissioner at:
>
> Information Commissioners Office
> Wycliffe House
> Water Lane
> Wilmslow
> Cheshire
> SK9 5AF
>
> Telephone 0303 123 1113
>
> https://ico.org.uk/
>
>
>
> It is important that you include the above FOI reference number on all
> correspondence related to this request.
>
>
>
> Thank you for your request.
>
>
>
>
>
>
>

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