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Affordable Homes Programme

Volume 529: debated on Thursday 9 June 2011

Further to the written statement of 14 February 2011, Official Report, column 36WS from my right hon. Friend the Minister for Housing and Local Government, I am today announcing the publication of the technical revision to annex B of planning policy statement 3, to make clear that affordable rent falls within the definition of affordable housing for planning purposes. Also published today is a document summarising the responses that were received to the consultation paper, planning policy statement 3: “Planning for Housing Technical Change to Annex B, Affordable Housing Definition”, published on 14 February 2011; and an “Affordable Rent Impact Assessment”.

Planning policy statement 3, with a revised annex B can be found at:

The summary of responses is at: www.communities.

The affordable rent impact assessment at:

The above documents have been placed in the Library of the House.