Adoption of Revised Affordable Housing Policy
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
To consider the Affordable Housing Policy as the delivery mechanism for the affordable housing criteria within the Local Development Framework.
RECOMMEND to Council that the Affordable Housing Policy be adopted.
Reasons for the decision:
The Policy has been drafted to take account of Members’ priorities whilst balancing the legislative framework which is in place to deliver affordable housing. The Task & Finish Group were able to challenge Officers and ensure that their thoughts delivered the expectations that they have for their communities.
The Policy has been drafted to reflect the Local Development Framework which has been widely consulted, scrutinised and found to be sound by the Planning Inspector.
Alternative options considered:
§ To recommend the Policy for adoption
§ To propose changes to the Policy and subsequently recommend the Policy for adoption
§ Not agree to recommend the Policy for adoption
Report author: Darryl Smith
Publication date: 10/12/2009
Date of decision: 08/12/2009
Decided at meeting: 08/12/2009 - Cabinet