Friday, 13 November 2009

Delivering Affordable Housing in Conwy

Conwy County Borough Council is writing to developers, landowners and agents to explain changes in the way planning applications for housing developments will be determined.

In an effort to increase the availability of affordable housing in the county borough, the Council is introducing a new approach to considering applications for housing.

From 1st December, the level of affordable housing within residential development sites will be based on the Affordable Housing Delivery Statement (AHDS), which was adopted by the Council earlier this year.

All planning applications for new residential developments will be subject to the guidance contained in the AHDS.

Cllr Goronwy Edwards, Conwy’s Cabinet Member for Communities said, “Until the Local Development Plan is adopted we’re required by the Assembly to provide an interim approach to improving the delivery of affordable housing. These changes will help guide developers through the process, whilst tackling the lack of affordable housing.”

Developers, landowners and agents on the Council’s LDP database have been sent details of the changes, details will be published on the website and a workshop is planned to discuss the barriers to delivering affordable housing and the viability of sites proposed in the Conwy LDP.

For more information on the changes contact James Harland (01492) 575461.


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