Guidance for developers
Information and guidance for developers
The following documents provide more detailed information for developers, consultants and land owners regarding the provision of affordable homes on qualifying sites. Also see our Planning Section.
Affordable Housing Toolkit
The council recognises that in certain market conditions the overall level of planning contributions a development can support affect the financial viability of the scheme being proposed. Where a developer considers that the planning obligations impact on the development viability, the onus is on the developer to demonstrate this through open book appraisals. In order to assist with this the council has its own bespoke viability appraisal toolkit and can make this available to developers. It is also important that developers consider the councils planning obligations, supplementary planning documents, and other relevant planning policies and guidance. Information about accessing the toolkit is available in the document below, and other relevant planning documents, policies and guidance are available in our Planning Section.