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Social Rented Housing: Essex

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 30 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations his Department has received from (a) individuals and (b) social housing tenants in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point on (A) a further stock transfer ballot and (B) a transfer of housing stock to registered social landlords; and how many such representations were in favour of a housing stock transfer to registered social landlords. (280454)

During the last five years there have been two housing stock transfers to registered social landlords in Essex, at Braintree and Rochford. The Department received five representations from social housing tenants against the housing stock transfer proposals in Braintree. The Department did not receive any representations in respect of the Rochford housing stock transfer.

The Department received four representations in 2008 from social housing tenants in Castle Point in relation to the council's proposed housing stock transfer. The representations did not comment on a further stock transfer ballot. None of the representations received were in favour of housing transfer stock.