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Freedom of information request response - 06663

FOI request

FOI ID number
06663
Regarding
Change of use and housing
Request

In 2013, planning legislation was changed to allow conversion of office premises to residential use under permitted development rights without seeking planning permission. This was provided for under the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (England) Order 2013: A temporary permitted development right for change of use from offices (Class B1(a)) to residential (Class C3).

Please would you let me know in writing if you hold information of the following description:

Please also provide an annual breakdown, since 2013/14, of money paid by the council to the owners of said properties (or properties of this type in other areas) for the housing, temporary or otherwise, of residents.

Where possible, please stipulate the nightly rate charged by the companies providing housing and the number and age of occupants (or merely a breakdown of the occupants into adults and minors).

For example:  

2014/15: The council paid Company A, providing temporary accommodation in a property converted from office space to residential under the aforementioned government Act,  £XXX over the financial year to house X number of residents. X number of residents were adults, Y were minors. Company A charged a fee of £X per night/per occupant/residential unit.

2014/15: The council paid Company B...£XXX to house X number of residents...in a property outside of the council’s catchment area.  

Our response

Response

Please also provide an annual breakdown, since 2013/14, of money paid by the council to the owners of said properties (or properties of this type in other areas) for the housing, temporary or otherwise, of residents.

NIL

Response date
06 February 2020