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Affordable housing

National planning guidance about affordable housing, including information about S106 planning obligations

National planning guidance 

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has guidance relating to when S106 planning obligations for affordable housing should not be required.

NPPF states that affordable housing should not be sought on developments of fewer than 10 units and/or 0.5ha, other than in designated rural areas. On sites on 6-9 dwellings and less than 0.5ha, a financial contribution based on £60,000 per equivalent whole affordable dwelling will be sought.

For more information, please visit the NPPF on the GOV.UK website.

Affordable housing contributions 

Qualifying residential development must contribute to the provision of new affordable housing in the area to help address the housing need. You can find out more on our affordable housing contributions guidance note.