Housing Mix and Affordable Housing

Supplementary Planning Document

 

Melton Borough Council adopted a Housing Mix and Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) on 9th July 2019.

Subsequent to the Cabinet meeting, a minor amendment, through an officer delegated decision, has been made to section 3.1.2, for clarity and this is the final version of the Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD.

The purpose of the SPD is to give further guidance to developers to assist them to develop new housing which provides an appropriate mix of good quality housing types, tenures and sizes.

The SPD sets out the details of what the Council will expect of housing developers in order to comply with Policies C2; C4 and C5 of the adopted Melton Local Plan. It includes detailed guidance on the Council’s approach to the negotiation of the amount, size, type and tenure of affordable housing, guidance on economic viability assessments and off site provision.  It also includes detailed advice on how the Council will calculate any commuted sums for affordable housing, when exceptionally, providing affordable Housing on site is not the optimal solution.

The SPD can be found here:  

 

Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD

The SPD Appendices can be found here:

Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD Appendices

The SPD Consultation Statement (along with the Schedule of Responses) can be found here:

Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD Consultation Statement 

Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD Schedule of Responses 

The Adoption Statement can be found here:
 

Housing Mix and Affordable Housing SPD Adoption Statement 

The evidence that underpins the SPD is the Melton Borough Council Housing Needs Study (2016) and a report on financial commuted sums:

Melton_Housing Needs Study_August 2016 Final Report

Melton BC Commuted Sums Report

Conforming with Planning Practice Guidance (PPG 2012, updated February 2015) we have produced an SEA Screening Statement for this SPD which has been sent to the relevant statutory bodies, this can be viewed below:

SEA Screening Statement 

Further information, or advice, can be obtained by phoning 01664 502502 or by e-mailing planningpolicy@melton.gov.uk