Agenda item - Affordable Housing Brief - Updated version

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Agenda item

Affordable Housing Brief - Updated version

Report of the Executive Director Economy, Environment, and Culture (Copy Attached).

 

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Committee:

 

1. Approved the updated version of the Affordable Housing Brief attached at Appendix 1.

 

Minutes:

64.1 Sandra Rogers introduced the report starting on page 203 of the Agenda.

 

64.2 Councillor Evans was informed that the local criteria in 2.6 referred to first homes which was category affordable housing introduced in June 2022, which would be secured through a section 106 agreement, to ensure the marketing is directed towards local people for 3 months, secured through planning obligation.

 

64.3 Councillor Simson was informed that the key workers framework doesn’t specifically include teachers and social workers, but was designed to be flexible to include people that weren’t specifically mentioned.

 

64.4 Councillor Hugh-Jones was informed that registered providers struggle to manage small numbers of units within a development scheme, which is partly why the update to the affordable housing brief talks about alternatives to accepting a commuted sum, as the priority would be to have on-site provision. The Council would be in a better place to manage those smaller sites.

 

64.5 Councillor Shanks raised that truly affordable housing is important to keep working towards and its important for Brighton & Hove to continue building their own housing.

 

RESOLVED: That Committee:

 

1. Approved the updated version of the Affordable Housing Brief attached at Appendix 1.

 

Supporting documents:

 


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