Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Comment ID 2670977//12
Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies? View all on this section
Respondent wwarden View all by this respondent
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

It is well know that developers have successfully argued against incorporating affordable houses in schemes, or at least reducing the number. This has been on the basis of viability. I don’t know if this argument is still allowed but the Plan should specifically require the inclusion of affordable houses in developments, with no viability escape. Clearly, developers should be well aware of the requirement when a planning application is submitted.

Summary
It is well know that developers have successfully argued against incorporating affordable houses in schemes, or at least reducing the number. This has been on the basis of viability. I don’t know if this argument is still allowed but the Plan should specifically require the inclusion of affordable houses in developments, with no viability escape. Clearly, developers should be well aware of the requirement when a planning application is submitted.
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