The Affordable Housing SPD was adopted on 7 April 2015. It covers issues relating to the provision of affordable housing. It provides detailed guidance for the public, planners, housing providers, developers and their agents, clarifying definitions and procedural matters in dealing with planning applications for housing.
Following the ruling of the High Court on 11 May 2016 a report was presented to Cabinet regarding affordable housing thresholds. Cabinet approved the recommendation that the Council adopts the lower threshold triggering the requirement to make cash payments towards the provision of affordable housing on schemes of between 6 and 10 units for those parts of the District that are Designated Rural Areas. The Cabinet report is available to download: