Affordable Housing

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Communities and Local Government – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 10th November 2014.

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Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Communities and Local Government) 2:30 pm, 10th November 2014

Local authorities are required to develop an evidence base locally. This ensures that their local plans meet the needs for their market and for affordable housing to be consistent with policies in the national planning policy framework. We have published new guidance to local authorities on assessing housing need in their area and 340 new affordable homes have been provided in Brighton and Hove since 2010.