Decision details

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

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