Affordable Housing Provision

The provision of more affordable housing is identified as a key priority by the council as reflected in the Sustainable Community Strategy [pdf] 2MB, Housing Strategy and Core Strategy.

The Core Strategy 2008 sets out the council’s requirements for affordable housing in new residential developments in policy CS12. The purpose of this Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is to inform applicants in more detail of what the council will expect to secure in terms of affordable housing provision in new residential development. As such it amplifies policy CS12.

The main objectives of the SPD are:

  • To clarify the policy framework for affordable housing as set out in the LDF Core Strategy to enable developers, the public and other stakeholders to understand how such housing is to be provided in the borough
  • To increase housing choice and encourage better social mix
    The Affordable Housing SPD [pdf] 3MB was adopted by the council in February 2009

For more information about Rural Local Needs Housing, or applying for affordable housing please visit the Affordable Housing page.