Church Commissioners Written Answer: Affordable housing

On 13th June 2019 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Dame Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question from Frank Field MP on affordable housing:

Frank Field (Birkenhead):  262248 To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, pursuant to the Answer of 5 June 2019 to Question 259013, how many affordable homes have been built by the Church of England or its agents in each local authority area since 2015; and what the affordable housing requirement is in each of those local authority areas.

Dame Caroline Spelman: There have been 295 new affordable homes created on land owned by the Church Commissioners since 2015.

Details for each Local Authority area are shown in the following table.

Local Authority Number of Affordable Houses Provided Policy Requirement for Number of Affordable Houses
Durham 34 50
West Lindsey 15 30
East Cambridgeshire 30 60
Carlisle 42 42
Mendip 60 60
Sunderland 23 23
Arun 15 15
Ashford 77 77
Total 295 356