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|100 per cent. sales|
|Total right-to-buy sales||4,532||4,414||7,245||7,127|
|Total voluntary sales||550||370||359||213|
|Total outright sales||554||317||1,008||1,134|
|Total 100 per cent. sales||5,636||5,101||8,612||8,474|
|Estimated market value per sale||49,308||51,288||56,661||60,373|
|Estimated total value of 100 per cent. sales (£ million)||277.9||261.6||488.0||511.6|
|Partial sales and other disposals|
|Shared ownership: total sales of initial shares||6,887||6,209||4,392||3,718|
1. Sales and demolitions data are derived from the Housing Corporation's annual Regulatory and Statistical Return (RSR).
2. The estimated market values of 100 per cent. sales are derived from CORE (reported sales).
3. The value of the sale of initial shares sold under Shared Ownership schemes cannot easily be determined.
4. A monetary value cannot be associated with demolitions.
5. Sales under the Home Buy scheme are not reported on separately the RSRbut it is likely that they have been included in the Shared Ownership total.
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The market values of sales are "estimated" rather than "actual" because not all sales are reported in CORE. Consequently the average value derived from CORE may not be the actual average value of the total sales as reported in the RSR.
Mr. McNulty: Within the plan-led system of development control, local development plans form the framework within which decisions on proposals for tall buildings are taken. A number of local authorities have, or are developing, policies on tall buildings.
Mr. Leslie: We intend to publish shortly a consultation document giving details of our proposals to reform fire safety legislation by means of a Regulatory Reform Order under the Regulatory Reform Act 2001. The aim of the reform is to simplify, rationalise and consolidate fire safety law. It would provide for a risk-based approach to general fire safety allowing more efficient, effective enforcement by the fire service and other enforcing authorities. It would reduce the burden on business by removing the confusion caused by overlapping fire safety regimes. We hope to make the Order next year.
Mr. McNulty: As my right hon. Friend, the Deputy Prime Minister told the House on 18 July (column 441), he intends to establish a single housing inspectorate, building on the excellent work of the Audit Commission and the Housing Corporation. He said he would announce further details later in the year, in the light of discussion with key stakeholders.
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English Partnerships will be a key player in the delivery of my new "living communities" agenda. As I announced in my Statement to the House on 18 July, I am instructing English Partnerships to use its new role to search out and deliver even more land for housing and sustainable urban development. I also want English Partnerships to help in regenerating those places most badly affected by abandonment and decay.
Stage one of the Review confirmed English Partnerships as having an important role as an agency for best practice regeneration and development of brownfield land. I am keen that it develops that role, and in particular, I am asking the organisation to draw up plans to meet the following objectives:
To bring about speedy development of new schemes that can help meet the objectives set out in my policy statement of 18 July. In particular, I am determined to see a step change in both the quantity and the quality of new development in those areas that are facing acute demand pressures. I am therefore today announcing an initial list of their sites on which I wish EP to concentrate, as shown in the table, and we will be consulting on the way forward for those sites. A further list of sites will be announced in the autumn.
2. To work closely with the Housing Corporation, and with other key agencies including the Regional Development Agencies (RDAs), to ensure effective co-ordination in the delivery of plans for key worker and affordable housing within the wider context of "living communities".
3. To advise on the efficient and effective development of surplus Government land and buildings that may help deliver new communities where most needed.
4. To help with the assembly of sites for regeneration and sustainable development purposes.
5. To produce and maintain a national brownfield strategy, to include best practice guidance in the assembly, remediation and development of land and buildings, to help drive forward the Urban Renaissance.
6. To continue to operate its innovative programmes, including the Coalfields Programme, Millennium Communities, support for Urban Regeneration Companies (URCs), the English Cities Fund, the National Land Use Database (NLUD), Priority Sites Ltd, Land Stabilisation Programme, and Englishsites.com, and to develop new ideas for extending good practice.
7. To operate a regime that enables developers to use approved 'gap' funding for the delivery of housing projects that would otherwise be commercially unviable.
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|1) Basildon||Gardiners Lane|
|2) Basildon||Dry Street|
|3) Basildon||Five Links (Phase 2)|
|4) Harlow||Sports Centre|
|5) Hatfield||Town Centre|
|6) Hemel Hempstead||Spencers Park|
|7) Hemel Hempstead||Paradise Fields|
|8) Hemel Hempstead||Breakspear|
|9) Stevenage||Town Centre|
|10) Stevenage||West Stevenage|
|11) Peterborough||Various sites|
|13) Stockton||North Bank|
|14) Stockton||Haverton Hill|
|15) Liverpool||Kings Waterfront|
|16) Liverpool||Liverpool Land Development Co. sites|
|17) Preston||Preston East|
|18) Preston||Cuerdon Regional Business Park|
|20) Skelmersdale||Town Centre|
|Yorkshire and the Humber|
|22) Sheffield||Various sites in the URC|
|23) Corby||Various sites in the URC|
|24) Northampton||SW District Phase 1|
|25) Northampton||SW District Phases 2 and 3|
|26) Telford||Town Centre|
|27) Telford||South Telford (Woodside)|
|29) Telford||East Ketley Millennium Community|
|31) Weston-super-Mare||RAF Locking|
|32) Crawley||Expansion sites|
|33) Crawley||Town Centre|
|34) Milton Keynes||Central MK / Campbell Park|
|35) Milton Keynes||Oak Grove Millennium Community|
|36) Milton Keynes||Bletchley / MK Stadium|
|37) Milton Keynes||Broughton Atterbury|
|38) Milton Keynes||East Flank|
|39) Milton Keynes||West Flank|
|40) Milton Keynes||National Bowl / East Ashland|
|41) Greenwich||Greenwich Peninsula including the Millennium Community|
|42) Various||Key Worker Housing Initiative sites|
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Mr. McNulty: The allocation of the Land and Property (L&P) budget (from April 1999) between the RDAs and the LDA (from July 2000), took into account both their anticipated capital receipts arising from the L&P programme and the level of European funding they expected for L&P purposes. This was achieved by adding the total of all capital and European receipts to the grant in aid to create a 'gross' L&P budget that was then allocated to the RDAs and LDA.
|Yorkshire and Humber||0||0.700|
|East of England||0||0.400|
|Total RDA and L&P allocations without the European funding|
|Yorkshire and Humber||191.727||246.267|
|East of England||43.997||62.956|
|Land and Property Allocations|
|Yorkshire and Humber||43.223||43.700|
|East of England||9.478||14.560|
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