What affordable housing is needed in Welwyn Hatfield.

 

Affordable Housing Need by number of bedrooms

The table below provides the most recent published information on the need for affordable housing by number of bedrooms. In decision-making, we will take into account any changes to national policy and legislation and the delivery of affordable homes via its own Affordable Housing Programme and schemes secured through S106 sites. This may vary the types of units required on developments over the plan period.

Net need (annual)

1 Bed

2 Bed

3 Bed

4+ Bed

Total

Shortfall in affordable housing to meet current need (annual)

167

20

25

3

216

Net new need (annual)

154

178

202

68

602

Overall net new need (annual)

321

198

227

71

818

Overall net new need (annual) %

39%

24%

28%

9%

100%

 

Affordable Housing need by tenure

The SHMA Partial Update 2015 explored the affordability of various affordable housing products. The analysis indicates that around 49% of the newly arising need could be met by a range of intermediate products, e.g. varying degrees (60%, 70%, 80%) of affordable rent, shared ownership etc. This leaves around 51% of newly arising need requiring traditional social rented housing. This will be the starting point for negotiations.