Social Rented Housing: Standards

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 13th March 2007.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Liberal Democrat, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1800W, which planning authorities in Hampshire are not applying the percentages for social housing set out in Planning Policy Guidance Note 3.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

PPG3 has been superseded by PPS3, however there were no percentages for affordable housing set out in PPG3.

PPS3 asks local authorities to set a target for the amount of affordable housing to be provided in their local development documents, based on an understanding of the needs of the area. PPS3 gives a national indicative site size threshold of 15 dwellings to which the policy should apply, although local planning authorities can set lower minimum thresholds where viable and practicable.

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