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Local Plan - frequently asked questions

How will affordable housing be delivered?

Policy LPC02 Affordable Housing in the Plan provides the policy mechanism to ensure affordable housing will be delivered in the Borough. It takes a zonal approach to the delivery of affordable housing, splitting the Borough into three distinct zones based on viability evidence. Proposals for new open market housing developments of 10 or more dwellings will be required to provide at least 30% affordable housing on greenfield sites in the two most viable zones, and then 10% affordable housing on brownfield site in the middle viability zone.

There is therefore a clear and deliverable approach to the provision of affordable housing in the Borough. The Council will also continue to work with registered providers to consider other proposed schemes for affordable housing in the Borough.