Affordable Housing Uplift

MQT on 2016-10-19
Session date: 
October 19, 2016
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


Please confirm the uplift in affordable housing units since your election in May 2016

a.     Within the OPDC area.

b.     Within the LLDC area.

c.     Across all applications.

Please provide this information by tenure.


Answer for Affordable Housing Uplift

Answer for Affordable Housing Uplift

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I have considered a total of eight planning applications at stage I and stage II since I became Mayor, none of which were in the OPDC or LLDC area.

Of the eight, five applications included housing, with four having on-site affordable housing. Of the four, the average affordable housing secured was 37% by habitable room, with one scheme delivering a cash in lieu contribution of £8,900,000 for the delivering of off-site affordable housing.

This compares to the average of 15% affordable housing approved in the financial year prior to my election into office.

In addition to those eight applications, I have also determined 48 applications at stage II which were initially considered by the previous administration at stage I.