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Housing

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new (a) local authority and (b) housing association properties were (i) started and (ii) completed in 2005-06, broken down by local authority. (112111)

The numbers of local authority and registered social landlord affordable homes completed in 2005-06 by local authority have been tabulated and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House. This includes new build and acquisitions. Information on the number of affordable homes started in 2005-06 is not held centrally.

Information on starts and completions is limited to social rent only and can be found on the Communities and Local Government web site:

http://www.communities.gov.uk/pub/66/Table253Excel860Kb_id1156066.xls

This information comes from building control inspections and may underestimate the number of social rent dwellings provided since tenure may be unknown at that time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social rented and (b) shared ownership houses were built in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since 1990; what each figure represents (A) per 1,000 population and (B) per 1,000 households; and if she will make a statement. (118684)

The numbers of additional social rent and low cost home ownership homes provided in local authorities classified as either urban or rural are shown in the following table. For 2006-07 provisional figures indicate that around 25,000 social rented homes were provided and 19,500 low cost home ownership homes. For 2007-08 we are currently estimating that 30,000 social rented homes will be provided and around 25,000 low cost home ownership. The table includes homes provided through both new build and acquisitions.

Social rent and low cost home ownership homes provided in urban and rural local authority areas1: England

1991-92

1992-93

1993-94

1994-95

1995-96

1996-97

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000

Social rent homes provided2

Urban

13,106

36,881

31,598

34,464

37,172

27,940

23,040

21,825

18,458

Rural

4,364

15,620

14,120

14,927

16,817

13,463

11,970

11,547

10,170

Unknown local authority4

8,235

4,522

3,223

2,799

2,960

1,062

770

188

64

Total

25,705

57,023

48,941

52,190

56,949

42,465

35,780

33,560

28,692

Social rent homes provided per 1,000 population3

Urban

0.70

0.59

Rural

0.65

0.57

Total

0.54

1.19

1.02

1.08

1.18

0.88

0.74

0.69

0.59

Social rent homes provided per 1,000 households3

Urban

1.72

1.45

Rural

1.59

1.39

Total

1.34

2.96

2.52

2.68

2.90

2.15

1.81

1.68

1.43

Low cost home ownership homes provided

Urban

3,256

6,662

10,877

11,526

12,588

10,155

8,245

6,638

3,712

Rural

574

1,711

3,080

3,660

4,462

3,730

3,103

2,114

1,302

Unknown local authority

139

325

838

3,014

531

156

141

0

12

Total

3,969

8,698

14,795

18,200

17,581

14,041

11,489

8,752

5,026

Low cost home ownership homes provided per 1,000 population3

Urban

0.33

0.27

0.21

0.12

Rural

0.21

0.18

0.12

0.07

Total

0.08

0.18

0.31

0.38

0.36

0.29

0.24

0.18

0.10

Low cost home ownership homes provided per 1,000 households3

Urban

0.81

0.65

0.52

0.29

Rural

0.52

0.43

0.29

0.18

Total

0.21

0.45

0.76

0.93

0.90

0.71

0.58

0.44

0.25

2000-01

2001-02

2002-03

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

Social rent homes provided2

Urban

17,547

17,739

15,694

14,295

13,438

15,309

Rural

9,491

9,027

8,235

7,979

7,544

8,027

Unknown local authority4

32

7

0

387

35

13

Total

27,070

26,773

23,929

22,661

21,017

23,349

Social rent homes provided per 1,000 population3

Urban

0.56

0.56

0.50

0.42

0.48

Rural

0.53

0.50

0.46

0.41

0.44

Total

0.55

0.54

0.48

0.45

0.42

0.46

Social rent homes provided per 1,000 households3

Urban

1.37

1.36

1.19

1.01

1.14

Rural

1.28

1.21

1.09

0.98

1.03

Total

1.34

1.30

1.15

1.08

1.00

1.10

Low cost home ownership homes provided

Urban

3,677

3,598

5,734

10,513

9,442

13,626

Rural

1,409

1,682

2,400

3,606

4,028

6,211

Unknown local authority

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total

5,086

5,280

8,134

14,119

13,470

19,837

Low cost home ownership homes provided per 1,000 population3

Urban

0.12

0.11

0.18

0.33

0.30

0.43

Rural

0.08

0.09

0.13

0.20

0.22

0.34

Total

0.10

0.11

0.16

0.28

0.27

0.39

Low cost home ownership homes provided per 1,000 households3

Urban

0.29

0.28

0.44

0.79

0.71

1.01

Rural

0.19

0.23

0.32

0.47

0.52

0.80

Total

0.25

0.26

0.39

0.68

0.64

0.93

1 Based on the DEFRA Rural Definition (2004)

2 Includes new build and acquisitions.

3 Communities and Local Government 2003 based household and population estimates.

4 Where there are a significant number of homes provided but their exact location is unknown it is not possible to determine supply per 1,000 population or households.

Source:

Housing Corporation, statistical returns from local authorities