Affordable Housing has been at the heart of residential development in recent years.

Katherine Gray, Senior Land Negtiator

Affordable Housing encompasses both Social Rent and Intermediate (part rent, part buy) Housing; the exact split of which is determined on a site by site basis.  The level of Affordable Housing in new residential developments in Hart is currently 40% of all developments which build a net increase of 15 new homes or more.

This may change if the new Hart District Local Plan: Core Strategy 2011-2029 is adopted later this year.  At present the new Hart District Local Plan: Core Strategy 2011-2029 suggests  a monetary contribution will be required if a net increase of up to 4 new homes are built and an on-site provision of 40% Affordable Housing will be required if a net increase 5 or more new homes are built.

If adopted, this potential change will not effect large residential developments that already trigger the 40% threshold, but smaller ‘in fill’ developments.

Please click here if you would like to read more about the new Hart District Local Plan: Core Strategy 2011-2029.

If you have any requirements to sell or buy land please contact me on 01252 419956 or email katherineg@mackenziesmith.co.uk.