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Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 225981, tabled on 3 March 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, how many homes have been developed under the exceptions policy for affordable homes in rural areas in each of the last five years.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

6 March 2015

Information reported by local authorities on the provision of additional new build affordable housing on rural exception sites has been collected in the Local Authority Housing Statistics return since 2011-12 and is shown in the table below:

Provision of additional new build affordable housing on rural exception sites in England

2011-12 1,535
2012-13 981
2013-14 1,642

Source: Local Authority Housing Statistics return

Equivalent data was not collected prior to 2011-12.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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