Delivery of affordable housing units

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5110
Question By: 
Tom Copley
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

DD2171 (Kingston Housing Zone, Royal Borough of Kingston) states that: "The delivery of direct affordable units is above the required 35% SPG threshold, with 49% of the direct units delivered through the funding being affordable." My understanding was that the viability SPG threshold relates to affordable homes delivered without any public funding. Could you clarify this for me?

Answer

Answer for Delivery of affordable housing units

Answer for Delivery of affordable housing units

Answered By: 
The Mayor

To Clarify, the affordable housing will not be subject to any thresholds through the “fast track” route – this scheme involves estate regeneration so any planning decisions will be subject to “viability tested route”.