Report awaited following consultation on affordable housing contributions
The last few years have seen a number of steps being taken as part of the government’s aim to transform the planning system into a more transparent, efficient and locally driven process.
Measures such as the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework and the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013 have gone some way to achieving this. However, with this comes heightened pressure on local planning authorities to use their powers appropriately to encourage suitable development and housing delivery.
A large proportion of section 106 agreements incorporate requirements relating to affordable housing contributions, with these accounting for approximately half of the value of all planning obligations. Recent years have seen growing concerns regarding the disproportionate burden this can place on small-scale developers, including those building their own homes or simply seeking consent for less extensive sites…
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