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Social Rented Housing: Suffolk

Volume 498: debated on Wednesday 28 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties were added to the stock of social rented housing in Suffolk through (a) construction and (b) purchase in each of the last five years; and how many he expects to be added in each of the next five years. (296134)

The table shows the number of new social rented homes built and acquired in Suffolk in each of the last five years.

New build

Acquisitions

Total social rent

2003-04

380

60

440

2004-05

230

30

260

2005-06

430

20

440

2006-07

540

10

540

2007-08

670

40

710

Source:

Homes and Communities Agency Investment Management System (IMS), and local authority returns to CLG. Figures have been rounded to nearest 10 units.

Total affordable housing supply includes intermediate rent and Low Cost Home Ownership, as well as homes for Social Rent. In 2007-08, a total of 1,160 affordable homes were completed in Suffolk through new build and acquisitions.

Total affordable housing supply statistics for 2008-09 will be released by CLG in December 2009.

Information on the number of homes completed for social rent under the NAHP for April to September 2009 will be released by the HCA later this year.

As set out in the Homes and Communities Corporate Plan for 2009-10 we are aiming to deliver in England 55,000 affordable homes in 2009-10 and 56,000 in 2010-11. Future estimates levels of expenditure and outputs beyond 2010-11 will be dependent upon the next spending review.