Supplementary Planning Documents and Guidance

3. Affordable Housing

Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document was adopted on 3rd July 2014.

This SPD contains additional detailed guidance on how the Council will interpret and apply the Core Strategy policy on Affordable Housing. In particular, the SPD:

  • details the requirements for larger and smaller sites
  • provides an overview of the planning application process
  • explains the Council's approach to assessing financial viability
  • contains guidance about delivering affordable homes on site
  • explains how to calculate financial contributions on sites of 14 units or less

Also available to download is a standard unilateral undertaking which applicants will be expected to submit alongside their planning applications and a contributions calculator.