asked the Secretary of state for the Environment what criteria were used in sanctioning grant aid for the proposed development by Derwent Housing Society at Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire, in view of the size of the purchase price; and whether he will make a statement.
No subsidy or grant aid has been sanctioned for this development.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what criteria are laid down which have permitted the Housing Corporation to grant a loan to the Derwent Housing Society for the proposed development at Kirk Ireton; and whether he will make a statement.
The Housing Corporation is empowered to make loans to the society to meet the whole or part of any expenditure incurred, or to be incurred, by it in carrying out its objects. In this case, the corporation has loaned to the society moneys to meet the cost of purchase, at district valuer's valuation, of the land on the strength of outline planning permission for housing development.
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will authorise a departure from the laid down housing cost yardstick to enable a development by Derwent Housing Society of a maximum of 20 dwellings, which is below that at present authorised, at Kirk Ireton, Derbyshire; and whether he will make a statement.
The society has not yet submitted a housing cost yardstick proposal and I am not therefore able to make any further statement.