FOI request detail

Arnos Grove Car Park Development

Request ID: FOI-0091-2122
Date published: 12 May 2021

You asked

Follow-up to FOI-2668-2021: What I am trying to ascertain is what the " portfolio agreement with the Mayor" states. More precisely: Who the agreement is with: TfL or Connected Living London? What sites does it cover? What is the status of the development process on those sites? Bluntly I want to check that the 50% affordable housing target will be achieved.

We answered

Our Ref: FOI-0091-2122 Thank you for your request received on 14 April 2021 asking for further information about the Arnos Grove car park development. Your request has been considered in accordance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act and our information access policy. I can confirm we do hold the information you require. You asked: Who the agreement is with: TfL or Connected Living London? What sites does it cover? I can confirm that the portfolio agreement is with Transport for London (TfL). Connected Living London is the joint venture partnership between TfL and Grainger, and all its sites are considered to be part of TfL’s agreement with the Mayor. What is the status of the development process on those sites? As stated in a letter from the Deputy Mayor for Planning ( TfL is expected to demonstrate that the level and tenure of affordable housing required under the portfolio agreement is being delivered across the portfolio sites. Changes may need to be made to individual development proposals as they progress through the planning system. This will affect the wider portfolio and it will be necessary for TfL to keep this under review. If a site no longer meets the portfolio requirements it will be assessed through the Viability Tested Route and additional sites may need to be added to ensure that the portfolio meets the affordable housing requirements set out in this letter as a whole. In accordance with the FOI Act, we are not obliged to supply the information you have requested as it is subject to a statutory exemption to the right of access to information, under Section 22 of the Act. In this instance the exemption has been applied as the information you have requested is intended for future publication. Details of the status of these developments is due to be published later this year once it has been presented to the Homes for Londoners Board. It will be published as part of the Homes for Londoners papers on the GLA’s website. This exemption is subject to a public interest test, which requires us to assess whether the public interest in applying the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure. In this instance, it is considered that the public interest favours the publication of this information, in context and according to the pre-determined schedule, rather than in response to your request, to ensure the information is provided accurately and in an accessible manner. If this is not the information you are looking for, or if you are unable to access it for some reason, please feel free to contact me. If you are considering submitting a further FOI request please think carefully about whether the request is essential at this current time, as answering FOI requests will require the use of limited resources and the attention of staff who could be supporting other essential activity. Where requests are made, please note that our response time may be impacted by the current situation. Please see the attached information sheet for details of your right to appeal. Yours sincerely Gemma Jacob Senior FOI Case Officer FOI Case Management Team General Counsel Transport for London [email protected]

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