Affordable Housing Delivery Supplementary Planning Document

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The Council prepared a draft supplementary planning document (SPD) on Affordable Housing Delivery for public consultation. 

The consultation ran from Thursday 9 May 2024 until 23:59 on Thursday 20th June 2024. The consultation is now closed.

The draft Affordable Housing Delivery SPD will help secure the right amount and type of affordable housing in the Borough to help meet the housing needs of residents of the Borough. It sets out detailed guidance to help the Council and developers to achieve as much affordable housing from proposed development schemes as possible, placing the priority on social rented and affordable rented homes which best meet local needs. 

Key elements of the draft guidance include:

  • The amount of affordable housing to be provided and how it should be calculated
  • Ensuring the right size and tenure mix of affordable homes
  • Where affordable homes should be provided and how they should be delivered on sites
  • How to address viability issues
  • The planning application process and legal agreements to secure affordable housing.

You can view the draft SPD via the link in the consultation documents below and also view more information about affordable housing and how the draft SPD can help deliver it by clicking on the link to the FAQs.

The draft SPD is accompanied by an online affordable housing commuted sums calculator to provide a robust, consistent and simple way of calculating financial contributions to affordable housing when, exceptionally, the Council considers this is the most appropriate way to provide for affordable housing.

Consultation Documents 

Consultation Events

In person and online engagement events were held on the following dates and times: 

  • Tuesday 4 June 2024 from 2pm to 6.30pm – Windsor Library drop-in session.
  • Wednesday 5 June 2024 from 7pm – 8pm – The Presentation Slides from the event are now available.
  • Thursday 6 June 2024 from 2pm to 6.30pm – Maidenhead Library drop-in session.

Next Steps

Following the closure of the consultation, all comments received will be reviewed and a final version of the Affordable Housing Delivery SPD will be prepared.