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Departmental Targets

Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many targets set by her Department were met by Coventry city council in the last year for which figures are available. (108415)

Coventry’s reported progress in relation to Communities and Local Government targets is:

£8.751 million efficiency gains by the end of 2005-06, which compares to their target of £8.183 million.

The annual data produced by the Housing Corporation confirm that as at April 2006, 80 per cent. of Coventry’s 21,000 social housing dwellings were decent. Coventry is currently judged to be on track to achieve the 100 per cent. Decent Homes target by 2010.

The baseline in relation to the number of vulnerable households in the private sector that live in a decent home is currently being established. Progress on this target will be measured against this baseline.

Coventry exceeded the three targets for timely handling of major, minor and other applications in the year to September 2006.

The Local Strategic Partnership of which Coventry is a partner is in the process of agreeing with CLG the performance management assessment against their delivery of the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund floor targets for 2005-06.

Coventry also has targets that are agreed through its local area agreement (LAA). These are three-year agreements, based on local community strategies, which set out the priorities for a local area. LAA outcomes and indicators are currently drawn from the outcomes framework in the LAA guidance. The guidance can be found at http://www.communities.