We are working hard to promote the provision of new affordable housing schemes throughout Luton.
Our Housing Strategy & Development Team works with Homes England and our partners to develop new affordable homes. We are also responsible for negotiating new affordable homes on all development sites which have a planning requirement to provide affordable housing.
The role of the team is to promote the provision of new affordable housing schemes throughout Luton. Working with registered providers, private developers and other interested parties, we ensure that the affordable housing required within our planning policies and our new Luton Housing strategy is delivered.
Luton Borough Council is trying to achieve the following through its Housing Strategy:
Within our Local Plan, for schemes of 11 or more units, the Council will seek a target of 20% on any development sites for affordable housing. All developments will be assessed on a scheme by scheme basis, through a viability assessment to determine the numbers of rented and intermediate housing such as shared ownership. Our Strategic Housing Market Assessment sets a guideline of 78% rented homes and 22% shared ownership homes within affordable housing developments.
The council is currently preparing a new Supplementary Planning Document on affordable housing due to be adopted in 2019.
It is best to make contact with the Housing Strategy & Development Team via email@example.com before submitting a planning application to discuss the affordable housing requirement.