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Affordable Housing

Volume 404: debated on Tuesday 29 April 2003

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To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what stepshe will take to ensure that where developers gain planning consent for affordable housing for (a) rent and (b) sale, such housing is retained in the affordable sector for subsequent tenants. [109581]

Circular 6/98, "Planning and Affordable Housing", advises that both conditions and planning obligations may legitimately be used, where justified, to achieve the development and use of land in a way which ensures that the affordable housing is occupied, either initially or in perpetuity, only by people falling within particular categories of need for affordable housing.