An Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document providing guidance on the provision of affordable housing was adopted at Full Council on 6 April This replaces the Interim Approach on Affordable Housing (2007) and the accompanying background notes (2014).
The Supplementary Planning Document is available to view below and provides guidance on when affordable housing is required, how much affordable housing will be required and how the amount is calculated. It also provides advice on the provision of rural exception sites. These sites may not normally be used for housing because, for example, they are subject to policies of restraint. However, the site may be suitable for bringing forward for affordable housing where there is evidence of local need. All housing development on an exception site must be affordable for local people and remain so indefinitely.
The Supplementary Planning Document is an important consideration in determining relevant planning applications, which will be assessed against how they have addressed the guidance within the document.
Following the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework and First Homes Written Ministerial Statement (May 2021), an updated addendum note has been prepared to be read alongside the Affordable Housing SPD. This outlines how the council will apply the revised policies in the National Planning Policy Framework that cover the delivery of affordable housing. The Affordable Housing SPD and Addendum can be found below:
Affordable Housing SPD - Updated August 2021 (pdf 3.7mb)
The council has a list of Registered Providers that usually work in the East Riding. The current list is available to view below.
Current Registered Providers in the East Riding (pdf 208kb)
The council commissioned District Valuer Services to independently determine appropriate indicative transfer values and commuted sums for affordable housing in the East Riding. The study can be viewed below.
Indicative transfer values (pdf 773kb)
An Affordable Housing Viability Assessment has helped determine the appropriate affordable housing requirements in and across the East Riding.
For more information on the different types of affordable housing and what the council is doing to help provide more, please visit the Affordable Housing - Housing Strategy page.