Affordable Housing Statement
When is an Affordable Housing Statement required?
An affordable housing statement should be prepared for all
proposals involving larger new residential development,
10 or more units, in the western (Furness) part of the
district and for schemes of 4 or more units, in the eastern
of the district.
What should an Affordable Housing Statement
The statement should identify what, if any, provisions are to be
made for affordable housing including the size, location and tenure
of the units. The affordable housing statement should also
include details of any Registered Social Landlords acting as
partners in the development. Ideally this should be linked to
the draft Heads of Terms for a Section 106 Agreement as set out in
Affordable Housing Guidance for Developers.
Please note that it is now the Council's policy to
charge for the drafting of a Section 106 Agreement.
Details of the relevant cost for this work can be obtained from
The level of affordable housing that will be required within any
scheme should be discussed with the planning officer at an early
stage. The Council's adopted housing policy is set out in
Affordable Housing Guidance for Developers which should be
read in conjunction with the adopted South
Lakeland Core Strategy. (found in the Local Development
Framework team pages on this website).