FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

21 February 2020

In the context of the provisions of the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended), would you please be kind enough to assist me with the following at your earliest convenience:



· With regards to the register of those who have expressed an interest in acquiring plots for their own self build or custom housebuilding, please provide the number of entries on the register (Part 1 and 2 separately) for -



- first base period (up to 30.10.2016)

- second base period (up to 30.10.2017)

- third base period (up to 30.10.2018)

- to date for the fourth base period



· Please confirm as to whether the Council, by 30 October 2019, have granted suitable development permission in respect of enough serviced plots of land to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising in the first base period.



· Please provide a list of the reference numbers of the applications considered to constitute suitable development permission in respect of such serviced plots to meet the demand.



· Is it possible to provide a list of s.106 agreements associated with the "suitable development applications" containing provisions to ensure that proposed dwellings on the consented sites/serviced plots would meet the definition of self-build or custom housebuilding?



East Herts Council Response

21 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

20 March 2020

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

In the context of the provisions of the Self-Build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 (as amended), would you please be kind enough to assist me with the following at your earliest convenience:

· With regards to the register of those who have expressed an interest in acquiring plots for their own self build or custom housebuilding, please provide the number of entries on the register (Part 1 and 2 separately) for -

- first base period (up to 30.10.2016) Part 1 = 9; Part 2 = 0

- second base period (up to 30.10.2017)  Part 1 = 9; Part 2 = 1

- third base period (up to 30.10.2018) Part 1 = 13; Part 2 = 4

- to date for the fourth base period Part 1 = 18; Part 2 = 6

· Please confirm as to whether the Council, by 30 October 2019, have granted suitable development permission in respect of enough serviced plots of land to meet the demand for self-build and custom housebuilding arising in the first base period.

Grant of individual serviced plots = 0


· Please provide a list of the reference numbers of the applications considered to constitute suitable development permission in respect of such serviced plots to meet the demand.
Currently only outline permission granted for self-build plots.

  • Application number: 3/18/2253/OUT = 7 self-build plots and has permission
  • Application number: 3/19/0118/OUT = 6 self-build plots and has been approved subject to S106

· Is it possible to provide a list of s.106 agreements associated with the "suitable development applications" containing provisions to ensure that proposed dwellings on the consented sites/serviced plots would meet the definition of self-build or custom housebuilding?

S106 agreements can be found here (using the application numbers provided): https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/planning-building/object-comment-or-view-planning-application-or-decision

 

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.