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Planning Obligations

Volume 490: debated on Monday 30 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate her Department has made of the proportion of affordable housing made available under section 106 agreements in each of the last three years; and what proportion of affordable housing she expects to be made available under section 106 agreements in (a) financial year 2008-09 and (b) financial year 2009-10. (266501)

The following table shows the proportion of affordable homes that were provided with a section 106 agreement in England.

Total section 106 agreements

Total affordable homes provided

Proportion (percentage)

2005-06

24,350

45,980

53

2006-07

26,570

44,570

60

2007-08

28,270

53,730

53

Information on numbers of new affordable homes provided through section 106 agreements for 2008-09 will be made available as part of CLG affordable housing statistics due to be released in December 2010. Estimates on the levels of section 106 agreements in 2009-10 are not available.