AQW 3276/16-21

Mr Andy Allen
Ulster Unionist Party
East Belfast

Tabled Date: 16/09/2016
Answered On Date: 28/09/2016
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Communities to detail how many new builds are planned over the next five years, broken down by property size.

The Social Housing Development Programme (SHDP) is formulated on a three year basis, so information on new social housing schemes is only currently available for the period 2016/17-2018/19. Current plans for new social housing starts under the SHDP, subject to budget availability, are based on:
1,600 units for 2016/17;
2,000 units for 2017/18;
2,200 units for 2018/19
Housing Associations proposed mixes for new social housing schemes are supported by the Housing Executive based on housing need identified through the Common Waiting List. Housing mixes are subject to change and some will only be indicative at this stage, therefore it is not possible to collate the planned numbers of units by property size for the time period requested. For indicative purposes only, the typical balance for new social housing delivery is around 15% one-beds, 50% two-beds, 30% three-beds and 5% four+ beds.