Monday, 27 October 2008

Council issues affordable housing consultation

Leeds City Council is currently consulting on its Draft Affordable Housing SPD (Supplementary Planning Document). It sets out the Council’s proposed requirements for the provision of affordable housing on planning applications submitted for residential development.
The SPD, once formally adopted, will replace the existing Supplementary Planning Guidance (SPG) on Affordable Housing.

The public consultation period is for 6 weeks from 29th September to 7th November 2008.

We urge everyone to download a copy from the Council's website and send comments in before the 7th November 2008. It is vital that at this time of housing unaffordability and the proposed regeneration schemes that imply a net loss of affordable housing that we send a strong message to city planners about the need for tough and ambitious policies to ensure affordable housing in Leeds.

Hands Off Our Homes is currently studying the Council's proposals and will publish our comments here.

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