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Supplementary planning documents

Affordable housing SPD

We adopted this in November 2017, following consultation carried out earlier in the year. 

It includes guidance relevant to anyone wishing to develop new residential property; from a single additional dwelling to large residential schemes. The Local Plan affordable housing policy (Policy H4) applies to all planning applications which would result in a net increase in housing within the borough. 

The Affordable Housing SPD includes information about requirements for the provision of affordable housing as part of a planning application. It provides guidance on alternative arrangements, including viability assessments and the calculation for financial contributions instead of on-site provision. 

There is a separate document containing guidance for small residential developments.