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Housing: Bournemouth

Volume 481: debated on Tuesday 21 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new affordable homes were made available in Bournemouth in each of the last five years. (228888)

The following table shows the number of new affordable homes provided in Bournemouth each year from 2002-03 to 2006-07.

Number

2002-03

146

2003-04

221

2004-05

132

2005-06

101

2006-07

139

The figures show the number of new affordable homes provided in Bournemouth district council. Funding for some of these homes was provided by other local authorities. Bournemouth district council also funded affordable homes outside of its administrative boundary during this period.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for the introduction of new targets for housing provision in Bournemouth; and when she expects these plans to be brought forward. (228892)

The targets for housing provision in Bournemouth are set out in the Secretary of State’s Proposed Changes to the South West Regional Spatial Strategy, which is subject to public consultation until 24 October 2008. Following consideration of comments and views arising from this latest consultation period, the Secretary of State will publish the final regional spatial strategy.