Derelict Land

Department for Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 16th June 2015.

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Photo of Lord Greaves Lord Greaves Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the case for increasing the percentage of social housing grant for new developments by housing associations on brownfield sites on which the development would not otherwise be financially viable.

Photo of Baroness Williams of Trafford Baroness Williams of Trafford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

There is no set amount of grant allocated for new affordable housing developments.

The Homes and Communities Agency assess all applications on a case by case basis, taking into account local circumstances against the criteria set out in the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme prospectus. Around 80% of the Affordable Homes Programme in 2011-15 delivered by the Agency outside London was on brownfield land.

Applications to deliver affordable homes in London are assessed by the Greater London Authority against their published prospectus (The Mayor’s Housing Covenant 2015-18 Programme).

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