This Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) sets out in detail the Council's approach towards what affordable housing and infrastructure contributions are required to facilitate new development in the Borough.
It also explains the process of requiring developers to fund or contribute directly to the necessary services and the infrastructure their development requires. This includes not only the physical infrastructure such as roads and utilities but also community facilities, education, healthcare and leisure.
Further information is detailed here on the affordable housing thresholds set out in the Core Strategy. This requires all development of over 5 units to include a percentage of affordable housing. This document aims to make the development process a more robust and transparent one.
The Council first adopted the Developer Contributions SPD in June 2008 and it was revised in November 2010.
The SPD and associated documents are available to view below:
Please note: the calculator should be used as a guide only and applicants are advised to contact the planning department to discuss schemes.
Where relevant, a unilateral undertaking and the summary sheet from the online calculator should be submitted alongside a planning application.
Other supporting documents: