Affordable housing study

 Affordable housing viability study


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Our Affordable Housing Viability Study was prepared for us by BNP Paribas Real Estate.

The aims of the study were to: 

  • provide a robust evidence base to support the Core Strategy and other Local Development Framework documents;
  • test the impact upon the economics of residential development of a range of affordable housing policy options, up to our proposed policy of securing 40% affordable housing;
  • test varying affordable housing percentages between 0% and 40%, both with and without grant;
  • consider the impact of setting a threshold for affordable housing of less than 15 units in settlements with populations of more than 3,000 people and 5 units in settlements with populations of less than 3,000 people, or removing the threshold altogether;
  • test a range of affordable housing tenure mixes; and
  • consider the impact of changes in future house prices upon the deliverability of the Council's 40% affordable housing targets.

You can view a copy of the full report by clicking the quick link to the right.  



Last reviewed: 24 - 05 - 2018

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