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Developing Affordable Housing (Eligibility Criteria)

Ashford Borough Council welcomes the opportunity to work with organisations and other local agencies to deliver high-quality affordable housing in the borough.

Development protocol eligibility criteria

To ensure organisations are competent and committed to affordable housing delivery and management in the borough each is required to meet the eligibility criteria of the development protocol as set out below. This will enable Ashford Borough Council to make an open and transparent decision on the ability of an organisation to deliver and manage affordable housing whilst ensuring all interested organisations have a fair and equal opportunity to demonstrate how they would operate in the borough.

These criteria will measure an organisation's ability to meet the strategic and operational aims of the council, which are:

  • To achieve high-quality homes to meet the current and future needs of the community
  • To ensure housing development contributes to stronger and safer communities
  • To promote environmental excellence

Complete the eligibility criteria to develop affordable housing form.

For further information please email Mark James Development Partnership Manager or telephone 01233 330687.

Design guides

Extra care sheltered housing design guide

The Corporate Plan identifies a need to have suitable accommodation for all the stages in life, including assistance and support to maintain people's ability to live independently for as long as possible. The development of extra care sheltered housing provides further choice of accommodation to the older residents of the borough, that supports independent living for as long as possible.

The extra care sheltered housing design guide sets out the minimum standards expected for developments of extra care accommodation.

Sheltered Housing Extra Care Booklet [pdf] 2351KB

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