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Affordable Housing Securing Planning Consent, 2005-2008

Published: 19 Dec 2008
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Housing
ISBN:
ISBN97807559

Numbers of units granted consent for affordable housing.

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Affordable Housing Securing Planning Consent, 2005-2008
4. MIXED SITES WHERE DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTES LAND OR UNITS (AND EXCLUDING 100 PER CENT MARKET- PRICE DEVELOPMENTS)

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4. MIXED SITES WHERE DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTES LAND OR UNITS (AND EXCLUDING 100 PER CENT
MARKET- PRICE DEVELOPMENTS)

  • Section 4 provides analysis on those applications granted consent where a developer agrees to contribute a proportion of the total site towards affordable housing, alongside the market housing on the same site. Hence this section excludes any applications for market-price housing where the only contribution towards affordable housing is a commuted payment (see Section 5) or where no contribution is made at all.
  • Table 6 provides information on planning applications granted consent, where there is an element of market-price housing and an element of affordable housing, contributed in part by the developer. This excludes any applications granted consent during the survey reporting period that consist of 100 per cent market-price housing.

Table 6: Applications for Mixture of Affordable/Market Units where Developer Contributes Land or Units (Excluding 100% Market-Price Developments), 2005/08 1-3

Total Units in Application

Applications with Mixture of Affordable/Market Units and Developer Contributes Land or Units

Number of Applications

Average Number of Total Units

Average Number of Market Units

Average Number of Contributed Units

Average % Market Units

Average % Contributed Units

Less than 5 units

0

0

0

0

0%

0%

5 to 10 units

8

9

6

3

64%

36%

11 to 20 units

24

15

11

4

71%

29%

21 to 50 units

48

35

26

9

75%

25%

Over 50 units

84

246

216

30

88%

12%

All Applications

164

139

120

19

87%

13%

1. Where Developer has either contributed land, built units or has sold units privately at a discount price.
2. Excludes Information from Moray for all years, and Argyll and Bute and Clackmannanshire for 2007/08
3. See Annex for further details on Table Construction. Data is illustrative only and does not include applications where a contribution is off-site, where 100% of applications' units are being contributed by a developer, or where it is thought part of a developer's total contribution has fallen outwith the survey reporting period.

  • The information should be treated with caution and only used illustratively. This is because the table draws on a relatively small base of applications granted consent during 2005/08 (164 in total) and doesn't take account of mixed applications where it is thought likely a proportion of the affordable housing contributed has occurred outwith the survey reporting period. The Annex contains further information on how Table 6 was constructed.
  • With regard to the referred 164 applications granted planning consent (where there is a mixture of market-price and developer-contributed on-site affordable housing) the average break-down during 2005/08 was for 87 per cent market housing and 13 per cent affordable housing. This doesn't mean that in total 13 per cent of all private developer applications are to be contributed towards affordable housing, rather that where the developer has agreed to contribute either land or built units, the average contribution was 13 per cent.
  • The survey results suggest that within those 164 applications, as the size of the overall development increases, the amount of on-site affordable housing (as a proportion of the total development) generally decreases. Again caution should be exercised as the number of applications in the smaller size brackets is relatively low. There are more applications in the higher size brackets. For those 48 planning applications within the '21 to 50 unit' bracket, there were on average 75 per cent market units and 25 per cent developer-contributed units. This rises to 88 per cent market units and 15 per cent developer-contributed units for the 81 applications within the 'Over 50 units' bracket.
  • Table 6 doesn't include applications granted consent where the planning authority and developer agree to an off-site (i.e. a different site to the market housing) contribution of affordable housing. This scenario accounts for 128 units during 2005/08, although some of these developments look likely to be updated in the future.