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Homes and Communities Agency: Assets

Volume 502: debated on Wednesday 16 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which third parties the Homes and Communities Agency is liable for the additional consideration on development assets referred to on page 87 of its Annual Report 2009; and if he will make a statement. (307134)

Further to the information provided in note 31(c) on page 87 of the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) financial statement 2008-09, the third party referred to in the note is the Department of Health. The surplus public sector land referred to as being transferred to the agency in 2005-06, was a portfolio of 96 sites.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much land was owned by the Homes and Communities Agency in each of the last three years; what percentage of the land currently owned by the agency has been granted planning permission; and what percentage of the land is expected to be developed within the next (a) six and (b) 12 months. (307135)

The HCA came into existence on 1 December 2008, it therefore held no land in 2007.

For 2008 and 2009, figures are as follows:

Hectares

2008

7982.1713

2009

8028.0811

It is not possible to provide an answer to the remaining parts of this question other than at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which third parties the Homes and Communities Agency is liable to for the community related asset transfers listed on page 87 of the Homes and Communities Agency Annual Report 2009; and if he will make a statement. (307267)

To disclose this information would prejudice the commercial interests of the Homes and Communities Agency, as the transfer of these assets may take time and will be subject to ongoing financial negotiations.