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.

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

Angmering CLT

Arundel CLT

Ford CLT

Slindon CLT


Preferred registered providers

Preferred registered providers


Contact and email



Arun District Council

Moh Hussein

Group Head of Residential Services


Civic Centre

Maltravers Road


BN17 5LF

01903 737718

The Guinness Partnership

Claudette Rawlinson

New Business Manager

33 East Street





07710 922419


The Hyde Group 


John Martin


Telecom House           

125 – 135 Preston Road          


West Sussex



023 8083 6847


Worthing Homes


Damian Haley

Development Manager

Davison House

North Street


West Sussex

BN11 1ER


01903 703140

07540 126086



Jacqueline Burton

Development Officer

Waverley House

115-118 Holdenhurst Road




01293 780409


Saxon Weald


Mona Johansson

Programme Manager


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


01403 226087


Liz Evans,

Development Manager

Sovereign House

Basing View


RG21 4FA

07823 538900

Aster Group

Edward Till

Development Manager



01264 405513

07711 425474

Clarion Housing Group


Liz Hills

Head of Development (New Projects)



Upton House

7 Perrymount Road

Haywards Heath

West Sussex

RH16 3TN


0203 7844632

07580 873501