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Housing: Construction

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what percentage of new (a) affordable and (b) privately built homes had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more bedrooms in each local authority area in each year since 1997; (320657)

(2) what percentage of new (a) affordable and (b) privately-built homes were (a) flats and (b) houses in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

Tables will be placed in the Library of the House which shows the percentage of social rented and affordable homes delivered through the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Housing Programme by the number of bedrooms and by houses or flats for each local authority area. These figures are only available from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Investment Management System, so will not cover the total number of new build social rent and affordable homes.

Not all affordable housing is provided through new build completions, supply can also come from the acquisition and refurbishment of private sector homes. In 2008-09, a total of 55,770 additional affordable homes, of which 31,090 were for social rent homes, were provided.

Information on new privately built homes by bedroom size or dwelling type for each local authority area is not available.