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Affordable Housing Securing Planning Consent, 2005-2008

Published: 19 Dec 2008
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Housing
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ISBN97807559

Numbers of units granted consent for affordable housing.

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Affordable Housing Securing Planning Consent, 2005-2008
3. TENURE AND PLANNING AUTHORITY BREAKDOWN

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3. TENURE AND PLANNING AUTHORITY BREAKDOWN

  • Section 3 provides a breakdown of affordable housing granted planning consent (during 2005/08) by tenure and planning authority.
  • Table 4 shows a tenure breakdown of affordable housing granted planning consent. 71 per cent (13,355 units) of all housing granted planned consent during the survey period are for rent by a RSL. This accounts for 79 per cent of affordable housing entirely publicly funded and 47 per cent of affordable housing with a developer contribution.
  • 13 per cent (2,486 units) of all affordable housing granted planned consent are for low cost homeownership by a RSL. This accounts for 11 per cent of affordable housing entirely publicly funded and 21 per cent of affordable housing with a developer contribution. 37 per cent of all low-cost home ownership units granted planning consent involve a developer contribution. This compares to 16 per cent of all consented units for social rent by a RSL.
  • 3 per cent (498 units) of all affordable housing granted planning consent during 2005/08 are to be for rent by the local authority. This is split into 394 granted planning consent in Midlothian, 60 in East Lothian, 33 in Aberdeen City, 7 in Falkirk and 4 in Aberdeenshire.
  • 11 per cent of all affordable units granted planning consent during the survey reporting period currently have an unknown tenure type (and this accounts for a quarter of all units provided by way of developer contribution). This may be due to proposed developments not being at an advanced enough stage yet for Planning Authorities to know final decisions on tenure (some Planning Applications will not distinguish tenure types beyond affordable status). These unknown units should be re-classified into other tenure types as events develop (and this will be recorded in future issues of the survey).

Table 4: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing by Tenure, 2005/08 1-2

Affordable Housing Tenure

Type of Affordable Housing Contribution (Units)

Entirely Public

% of all Public

Developer

% of all Developer

% of All Affordable Units

% of Total Tenure Public 2

% of Total Tenure Developer 2

Registered Social Landlord - Rent

11,263

79%

2,092

47%

71%

84%

16%

Registered Social Landlord - Low Cost Home Ownership

1,560

11%

926

21%

13%

63%

37%

Local Authority - Rent

494

3%

4

0%

3%

99%

1%

Developer Sells at Discount Price to Private Individuals

n/a

0%

228

5%

1%

n/a

100%

Other Type of Affordable

28

0%

61

1%

0%

31%

69%

Unknown

974

7%

1,133

25%

11%

46%

54%

SCOTLAND

14,319

100%

4,444

100%

100%

76%

24%

1. Excludes Information from Moray for all years, and Argyll and Bute and Clackmannanshire for 2007/08
2. As a percentage of the total affordable units granted Planning Consent for tenure

  • Table 5 (below) shows a breakdown of planning consents for affordable housing (during 2005/08) by Planning Authority. This also shows what type of contribution is being made towards affordable housing by Planning Authority. Some Planning Authorities also agree commuted payments with developers for affordable housing, information on this is available in Section 5. Pages 7, 8 and 9 contain illustrative maps on affordable housing planning consents (for the South of Scotland, Central Scotland and the North of Scotland).

Table 5: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing by Planning Authority, 2005/08 1-2

Planning Authority

Type of Affordable Housing Contribution (Units)

Entirely Public 3

Developer Contributes Land 4

Developer Contributes Units 4

Developer sells discount units Privately

Other Type of Developer Contribution

Total

Units

% of PA's Units

Units

% of PA's Units

Units

% of PA's Units

Units

% of PA's Units

Units

% of PA's Units

Units

Aberdeen City

187

60%

0

0%

118

38%

8

3%

0

0%

313

Aberdeenshire

437

59%

0

0%

244

33%

30

4%

28

4%

739

Angus

205

62%

18

5%

50

15%

46

14%

11

3%

330

Argyll & Bute 1

333

98%

8

2%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

341

Cairngorms 5

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Clackmannanshire 1

51

50%

0

0%

0

0%

30

30%

20

20%

101

Dumfries & Galloway

522

95%

29

5%

0

0%

0

0%

1

0%

552

Dundee City

406

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

406

East Ayrshire

374

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

374

East Dunbartonshire

86

55%

30

19%

40

26%

0

0%

0

0%

156

East Lothian

94

66%

0

0%

49

34%

0

0%

0

0%

143

East Renfrewshire

75

30%

155

62%

20

8%

0

0%

0

0%

250

Edinburgh, City of

768

41%

546

29%

243

13%

5

0%

327

17%

1,889

Eilean Siar

459

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

459

Falkirk

201

87%

30

13%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

231

Fife

663

74%

127

14%

84

9%

12

1%

6

1%

892

Glasgow City

3,539

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

3,539

Highland

981

48%

149

7%

886

44%

0

0%

9

0%

2,025

Inverclyde

435

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

435

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs

4

22%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

14

78%

18

Midlothian

436

93%

0

0%

0

0%

33

7%

0

0%

469

Moray 1

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

North Ayrshire

366

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

366

North Lanarkshire

566

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

566

Orkney Islands

112

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

112

Perth & Kinross

298

43%

254

36%

91

13%

0

0%

54

8%

697

Renfrewshire

582

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

582

Scottish Borders

114

42%

49

18%

41

15%

25

9%

40

15%

269

Shetland Islands

159

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

159

South Ayrshire

102

66%

53

34%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

155

South Lanarkshire

731

100%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

731

Stirling

200

53%

166

44%

0

0%

0

0%

10

3%

376

West Dunbartonshire

566

78%

120

17%

36

5%

0

0%

0

0%

722

West Lothian

267

73%

99

27%

0

0%

0

0%

0

0%

366

SCOTLAND

14,319

76%

1,833

10%

1,902

10%

189

1%

520

3%

18,763

1. Excludes Information from Moray for all years, and Argyll and Bute and Clackmannanshire for 2007/08
2. See Annex for further details on Contribution Types and the recording of Planning Applications
3. Entirely Public Contribution includes where a Registered Social Landlord intends to supply commercially raised funds
4. Developer Contributes Land/Units is where developer agrees to provide land/built units to a Registered Social Landlord (or other body) at a price that allows for the provision of affordable housing
5. Cairngorms developments have been recorded by overlapping authorities

Map 1: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - NORTHERN ISLES AND KEY TO MAPS

Map 1: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - NORTHERN ISLES AND KEY TO MAPS

Map 2: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - NORTHERN SCOTLAND

Map 2: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - NORTHERN SCOTLAND

Map 3: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - CENTRAL SCOTLAND

Map 3: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - CENTRAL SCOTLAND

Map 4: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - SOUTHERN SCOTLAND

Map 4: Contribution Towards Affordable Housing - SOUTHERN SCOTLAND

  • Table 5 (and Maps 1, 2 and 3) show that the highest number of affordable housing units granted consent during the survey reporting period were in Glasgow City (3,539 units), followed by Highland (2,025 units), Edinburgh (1,889 units) and Fife (892 units). Collectively those 4 Planning Authorities account for 44 per cent of all affordable housing units granted planning consent during 2005/08.
  • Within 11 Planning Authorities, 100 per cent of consented affordable units are to be entirely publicly funded. This includes a mixture of urban authorities (such as Glasgow City and Dundee City) and more rural authorities (Eilean Siar, Orkney Islands and the Shetland Islands).
  • In terms of contributed units, those Planning Authorities who granted consent to the largest amount of affordable housing with a developer contribution were Edinburgh (1,121 units), Highland (1,044 units) and Perth and Kinross (399 units). Collectively those 3 Planning Authorities account for 58 per cent of all affordable housing granted consent (with a developer contribution) during 2005/08.
  • Developers agreeing to sell units to private individuals at below market rate (as part of Planning Agreements) remains relatively rare. Only 189 units were granted planning consent during 2005/08 under this scenario. And handful of Authorities granted this sort of consent, the most being 46 in Angus.
  • 'Other Type of Developer Contribution' refers to various types of contribution which cannot presently be categorised under one of the other headings. Quite often this is because although affordable units have been granted planning consent (either full or outline), decisions on final contribution types have not yet been reached. This currently accounts for 3 per cent (520 units) of all affordable housing granted planning consent during 2005/08.