FOI request (FOI-101233643)
Requested Thu 03 January 2019
Responded Tue 29 January 2019
A request for information from your planners.
1) The percentage of affordable housing required for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in area. If more than one level is set in planning policies - for example varying by location in the district or size of development - the maximum, minimum and district average percentages.
2) The average percentage of affordable housing agreed on approval of planning applications for housing developments of 10 dwellings or more or that are greater than 0.5 hectares in the council's area for each of 2016, 2017 and 2018.
Q1 - In line with legislation, we only request contributions where there are 11 units or more: '…contributions should not be sought from developments of 10-units or less, and which have a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1,000 square metres (gross internal area)' Brownfield: 11-14 units = 20%; 15+units or 0.5 ha or more in size = 25% Greenfield: 11+ units = 40%
The online version of the relevant Local Plan Policy - Policy H3 is available here: http://www.planvu.co.uk/hbc2015/written/cpt8.htm - you must scroll through Chapter 8 in order to access H3. Affordable housing requirements for specific allocated sites are set out within the Development Management Plan. See http://www.planvu.co.uk/hbc2015/written/cptdm4.htm in order to access sites level allocation policies including affordable housing requirements.
Q2 - Information not held in this format. However annual affordable housing completion information is set out in the Local Plan Monitoring Report available online at: https://www.hastings.gov.uk/planning/policy/localplanmonitoring/ The LPMR for 2017-18 to be published shortly.
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