Our policies, plans and strategies - Affordable Housing Viability Assessment

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The overall aim and purpose of the study, as set out in the brief, was to:

  • Advise on the most ambitious yet achievable and viable target(s) and threshold(s) for affordable housing which fully reflect the availability of a range of finance towards affordable housing and reflects priority infrastructure needs, in line with PPS3
  • Provide a model for each authority with which local authority partners can assess any case for viability submitted by developers claiming that affordable housing target(s) render their scheme proposals unviable
  • Advise on a simple to use and to up-to-date method of calculating how much commuted sum should be sought in lieu of on-site affordable housing provision