Affordable Housing Programme
The council recognises the importance of good quality affordable housing throughout the borough.
There is a significant shortage in the supply and availability of homes to rent and buy in the borough and homelessness is increasing locally. The construction of more homes, as set out in the Local Plan, is a high priority.
Our innovative Affordable Housing Programme will deliver as many new homes as possible, subject to land availability and planning consent, economic viability and access to the funding needed to build them.
To date, the programme has provided nearly 200 high quality new homes for local people and families on lower incomes. We've achieved this using a mix of grant funding to housing associations, buying properties, and building new homes on suitable brownfield sites (those that have been used before).