Transparency in viability discussions

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-03-25
Session date: 
March 25, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0967
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

In response to question 2015/0638 about the Information Commission's decision and accompanying report that the Royal Borough of Greenwich should disclose information relating to the reduction in affordable housing provision in North Greenwich (tribunal number EA/2014/0122), you responded "My officers are currently investigating the wider implications of this decision and the Information Commission's report."

Have your officers reached any firmer conclusions about this decision?

Answer

Answer for Transparency in viability discussions

Answer for Transparency in viability discussions

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Yes. Officers have concluded that while the judgement is not a generalised justification for disclosure of viability information, it does usefully summarise the reasons why financial information can be disclosed in these circumstances.

 

Officers are currently considering if further guidance drawing on the Information Commission’s decision should be provided in the forthcoming Housing SPG.