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Housing: Lancashire

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new affordable houses were built in Lancashire in each of the last five years. (125315)

The numbers of affordable homes provided in Lancashire in each of the last five years are tabulated as follows. Affordable housing includes social rent, low cost home ownership and other sub-market rental products. Some affordable housing units are provided through the acquisition and refurbishment of dwellings purchased on the open market and these figures are also included.

Affordable homes provided: Lancashire

Affordable homes provided1

2001-02

534

2002-03

623

2003-04

432

2004-05

412

2005-06

547

1 Includes new build and acquisitions.

Source:

Housing Corporation, statistical returns from local authorities.

Lancashire has been defined to include the following local authorities: Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, South Ribble, West Lancashire, Wyre, Blackpool (unitary) and Blackburn with Darwen (unitary).