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Mr. Laws: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many new (a) council houses, (b) houses for social rent and (c) private homes have been built in each year since 197778 ; how many are planned for 200607 in each case; and if he will make a statement. 
Historical figures on house building by tenure in England are provided in the Housing Statistics Table 244 on the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's website at:
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Planned annual housing requirements are developed as part the Regional Spatial Strategies. The Government's response to Kate Barker's Review outlined its ambition to increase the rate of all house building from 150,000 net additional dwellings per year today to 200,000 net additional dwellings per year by 2016.
The Government set a target of providing 75,000 social rented homes, through a mix of new build and purchase, from 200405 to 200708. Of these it is estimated around 3,000 will be provided through local authorities and at least 60,000 through Registered Social Landlords. In addition housing will be provided under the Private Finance Initiative and by planning gain.
Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many local authorities have used provisions in the Local Government Act 2004 to borrow for housing; against what (a) revenue stream and (b) security such borrowing is allowed; what the process of authorisation for such borrowing is; and whether such borrowing is (i) on and (ii) off balance sheet on (A)local and (B) national level. 
Mr. Woolas: No information is centrally available on the number of local authorities which have borrowed for housing under the powers in the Local Government Act 2003, which came into force on 1 April 2004. An authority's borrowing for its own housing stock must be affordable from the resources available from its housing revenue account. All money borrowed by a local authority has to be secured against its total revenues. Authorities may borrow for capital spending without Government consent, provided that they can afford to service the debt out of their revenues. Any borrowing by an authority will be on its balance sheet and would appear on the balance sheet of any national consolidation of local authority accounts.
Daniel Kawczynski: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has for large scale housing development in Shrewsbury; what assessment he has made of the implications of such developments for green belt areas; and if he will make a statement. 
This falls within the responsibilities of Shrewsbury and Atcham borough council as the local planning authority. The allocation of sites for housing is a matter for the council to consider in the preparation of its new Local Development Framework (LDF). The First Secretary of State, my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister has a statutory role in relation to the LDF and proposals for individual sites may come before my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister for decision on appeal or call in. Therefore it would not normally be appropriate for my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister to become involved directly in local planning processes for Shrewsbury. There is no statutory green belt in the Shrewsbury area, but any development on greenfield sites should be considered by the council against relevant national planning policies and the Regional Spatial Strategy for the West Midlands, as well as the adopted local development plan.
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|Annual completions (gross)||Number of dwellings built on brownfield land||Percentage of dwellings built on brownfield land|
Mr. Holloway: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the total area of privately owned gardens in Gravesham that has been developed in each year since 1997. 
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Mr. Holloway: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many hectares of (a) greenfield and (b) brownfield land have been developed in Gravesham in each year since 1997; and how many new homes such development has involved in each category. 
|Annual completions (gross)||Number of units built on greenfield land||Number of units built on brownfield land|
Mr. Lancaster: To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1)how much money he estimates the Government's proposed housing levy will raise in Milton Keynes unitary authority in each of the next five years; 
Yvette Cooper: As part of its response to Kate Barker's Review of Housing Supply, the Government are currently consulting on the introduction of planning gain supplement (PGS), which would apply to residential and non-residential land. PGS would capture a modest portion of the land value uplift created by the planning process, in order to help finance additional infrastructure, while preserving incentives to bring forward land for development.
PGS would not be implemented before 2008. The level of PGS has not yet been set. It is premature to attempt to estimate the amount of PGS that might be raised in Milton Keynes unitary authority in 2008 and beyond.
PGS would be an essentially local measure. A significant majority of PGS revenues would be recycled directly to the local level for local priorities. This would help local communities to share better the benefits of growth and manage its impacts. As part of its consultation, the Government are consulting on how PGS revenues should be recycled to the local level for local priorities and how they should be used to fund strategic infrastructure at the regional level.
Separate from PGS there is currently a mechanism under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as substituted by the Planning and Compensation Act 1991 whereby parties with an interest in land may enter into a planning obligation enforceable by the local planning authority. Such planning obligations are used to make acceptable development which would otherwise be unacceptable in planning terms, for example to compensate for loss or damage created by a development or mitigate a developments' impact.
An approach to standardising planning obligations has been developed in Milton Keynes. Milton Keynes Partnership Committee (MKPC, which has development control powers in the Milton Keynes expansion areas) has developed a prospectus" identifying and prioritising the local and strategic infrastructure needed to deliver 15,000 homes in the expansion flanks over the period to 2016. The prospectus identifies the contributions to infrastructure that will be made by developers, through planning obligations, broken down on a per dwelling basis. The s106 contribution that developers are expected to make amounts to around £18,500 per dwelling, plus land for social infrastructure and affordable housing. This represents approximately one quarter of the total
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£1.2 billion infrastructure cost of the infrastructure development identified by MKP, with the remainder to be sought from mainstream and growth area public sector funding. Further details of the expected uses of such contributions over the next five years can be found in recent MKPC papers (in particular September and December 2005) available online at: http://www.mkweb.co.uk/mkpartnership/home.asp.
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