Affordable housing statement
Used to assess the provision of local affordable housing as part of any residential scheme, in the context of our planning policies.
For residential developments consisting of:
- nine or more dwellings in Kendal, Ulverston, Grange over Sands, Milnthorpe and Kirkby Lonsdale
- three or more dwellings outside of these areas and any new dwellings outside settlement boundaries where it does not constitute in-filling or rounding-off in the smaller villages and hamlets
This includes the conversions of buildings to dwellings and the creation of live/work units.
Draft heads of terms (PDF 36KB/5 pages) for the provision of affordable housing by way of a S106 Agreement should be included in your statement.
An affordable housing statement should specify what is being proposed with regard to affordable housing and should provide a justification for the amount and type proposed.
A typical affordable housing statement should include details of the following:
- the total number of all residential units
- the number of affordable units; numbers of bedrooms and property types across all tenures to demonstrate representative mix of unit types and sizes
- plans showing the location of units
- the different levels or types of affordability or tenure proposed for different units. This should be clearly and fully explained in line with policy expectation
- explanation as to how the affordable housing units will be managed
The affordable housing statement should be accompanied by a report from an independent chartered surveyor and should provide market valuations for each affordable unit.
If the level of affordable housing proposed on site or contribution towards off-site provision is less than required by policy, this should be fully justified and will normally require a viability assessment.
Fee for affordable housing appraisals
- 1 to 10 dwellings £720 including vat
- 11+ dwellings £1,440 including vat
Please note there is a separate fee, payable in addition to the standard planning fee, for applications requiring a viability assessment.
The fee is to cover our costs in appointing an independent professional to evaluate the assessment submitted.