Affordable housing policy AH SP2

  1. For all developments of 11 residential units or more we will require a minimum 30% of the total number of units proposed on site to be provided as affordable housing.
  2. Where it can be proven that 30% affordable housing provision is not viable, then a reduction in the amount of affordable housing on a site or off-site provision as part of another development within the Arun district may be considered.

    The provision of affordable housing on a site at less than 30% or an alternative site or by way of a commuted sum will only be allowed in very exceptional circumstances and if supported by robust evidence including, where appropriate, viability evidence.

    In these cases we will use an independent assessor, Dixon Searle Partnership, to appraise the evidence provided. This will be at the cost of the applicant.  Please note that we may publish developer viability appraisals in full on our website if the application fails to meet our affordable housing policy requirements.  

  3. We will negotiate the affordable housing tenure mix on development sites from an initial position of 75% rent and 25% intermediate housing.

  4. Affordable housing must be visually indistinguishable from market housing with large groupings of single tenure dwellings or property types avoided. Affordable housing units shall be permitted in small clusters throughout development schemes.

    The affordable dwelling mix should comprise of the following range of homes unless evidence indicates otherwise:

    • 1 bedroom 35 to 40%
    • 2 Bedroom 35 to 40%
    • 3 Bedroom 15 to 20%·       
    • 4+ Bedroom 5 to 10%
  5. Provision of affordable housing can be by either a preferred registered provider, an affordable housing provider such as a Community Land Trust (CLT) or by Arun District Council. All providers will be required to sign and adhere to the principles of our Developer and Partner Charter Plus.

  6. Affordable housing will be made available for households on our housing register or for shared ownership through the government Help to Buy scheme. Nominations will be made by us from these registers.

  7. All planning applications that include residential development, either in whole or in part, must include an affordable housing statement.

  8. If it is agreed with our Housing Strategy and Enabling Manager that onsite delivery of affordable housing on developments of 11 plus units is neither viable nor practical, we will accept a commuted sum payable in lieu of onsite affordable housing of £80,000 for each foregone affordable dwelling. This sum will be included in the S106 agreement and will be payable in full on completion of the development.

Community led housing

Community Land Trusts (CLTs) are a type of community-led housing which are set up and run by ordinary people to develop and manage homes as well as other assets such as community hubs.

There are a number of CLTs active in Arun which are keen to develop affordable housing for local people:

 

Aldingbourne, Barnham and Eastergate CLT

infoabeclt@gmail.com

Angmering CLT

enquiries@angmeringclt.org.uk

Arundel CLT

info@arundelclt.org

Ford CLT

fordcommunitylandtrust@gmail.com

Slindon CLT

sclt@mail.com

 

Preferred registered providers

List of preferred registered providers

Clarion Housing Group

 

Liz Hills

Head of Development (New Projects)

Liz.hills@clarionhg.com

 

Upton House

7 Perrymount Road

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

RH16 3TN

 

0203 7844632

07580 873501

 

The

Guinness Partnership

Claudette Rawlinson

New Business Manager

Claudette.rawlinson@guinness.org.uk

 

33 East Street

Havant

Hampshire

PO9 1AA

 

07710 922419

The Hyde Group 

 

John Martin

john.martin@hyde-housing.co.uk

 

Telecom House           

125 – 135 Preston Road          

Brighton

West Sussex

BN1 6AF

 

023 8083 6847

Worthing Homes

 

Damian Haley

Development Manager

dhaley@worthing-homes.org.uk

 

Davison House

North Street

Worthing                   

West Sussex

BN11 1ER

 

01903 703140

07540 126086

Stonewater

Jacqueline Burton

Development Officer

Jacqueline.burton@stonewater.org

 

Waverley House

115-118 Holdenhurst Road

Bournemouth

BH8 8DY

 

01293 780409

Saxon Weald

 

Mona Johansson

Programme Manager

Mona.johansson@saxonweald.com

 

Saxon Weald House
38-42 Worthing Road
Horsham
West Sussex
RH12 1DT

 

01403 226087

Aster Group

Edward Till

Development Manager

Edward.till@aster.co.uk

 

01264 405513

07711 425474

Arun District Council

Satnam Kaur

Group Head of Residential Services

Satnam.kaur@arun.gov.uk

 

Civic Centre

Maltravers Road

Littlehampton

BN17 5LF

 

01903 737718