Affordable housing

Affordable housing is available to people who cannot afford to buy or rent a property. It aims to help residents whose income means they are unable to meet local housing costs.

We work with developers to ensure they provide a percentage of affordable housing on new developments. Currently this is 30% on residential developments of 15 or more dwellings. We also make sure there is a mix of affordable housing (such as social rented, shared ownership and low cost home ownership) on each site. These are then managed by housing associations and we have nomination rights.

There is also the 'help to buy scheme' which is a government-backed scheme. This offers help to individuals and families access housing either as first time buyers, or existing home owners wanting to move on. There are a variety of options available depending on your income and circumstances, for new build and pre-owned properties.

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