FOI Disclosure Log

Customer Request Details

22 November 2021

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. We are contacting you to understand whether your council supports community led housing.

 

Please note: this is an updated request for information. For questions with numerical answers, please list the total/cumulative number since 2010, not just the amount since this FOI was last carried out. View your council’s previous responses: 2019 and 2020 (published in 2021). 

 

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

 

3. Since January 2010, 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

17 December 2021

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?  yes - published in the East Herts District Plan

 

2. Since January 2010, how many grants and/or loans has the council given to community led housing groups or organisations? 0

 

3. Since January 2010, how many land disposals or leases has the council made to community led housing groups or organisations? 0

 

4. Do you have dedicated staff to support community led housing? If so, what are their job titles?  Support is provided with the Council"s Planning Policy team and the Housing Team - there is not one dedicated officer.  

 

If you are unsatisfied with the way the Council has handled your request please let us know in the first instance so that an internal review can be carried out. Additionally,  If you have any queries about the processing of your request please do not hesitate to contact me.

For re-use of information and conditions on the use of personal data  please see

https://www.eastherts.gov.uk/about-east-herts-0/information-requests/re-use-council-information

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.