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Affordable Housing Threshold

I am looking to buy a new build flat in Birmingham. Developers have said they can't offer a discount on affordable housing scheme as they are below the threshold. The development has 4 houses and 10 flats next door to each other on one building site under one site name. I've read online that affordable housing contributions do not apply for 10 or less properties, so are the 4 houses and 10 flats seen as 2 different developments and they've managed to get around it that way? Or do the 14 total properties class as one development and they are trying to fob me off? Also, what discount do the developers have to offer if in the affordable housing bracket? Any information on this would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks :)

Asked on Jan 20 2017, New Homes in Birmingham | Report content

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  • Hi Carla - you should take a look at the planning portal for the local authority where you´ll be able to see the planning consent. Every Local Planning Authority has different criteria with affordable housing and you may have to look through the core strategy, local development plan and any supplementary guidance. If you´re willing to put the name of the local council, I´d be happy to look this up for you.

    Web reference: https://www.propertysolvers.co.uk/

    Answered on Jan 24 2017, Report content
  • Hi Property Solver Many thanks for your reply. The development is in Kings Heath Birmingham.

    Web reference: http://damsonhomes.net/theashburtons/

    Answered on Jan 24 2017, Report content

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