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.