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Stage 2

Use the composite table below to work out what your affordable housing contribution is per unit  using the table below                                                               

  

Market area

  
  

25% Policy Target

  
  

50% Policy Target

  
  

Axminster

  
  

7,558

  
  

14,583

  
  

East of Exeter

  
  

5,927

  
  

11,421

  
  

Exmouth

  
  

5,927

  
  

11,421

  
  

Ottery St Mary

  
  

8,299

  
  

16,021

  
  

Rural

  
  

11,559

  
  

22,346

  
  

Seaton

  
  

5,927

  
  

11,421

  
  

Sidmouth/Coastal

  
  

16,301

 
  

31,546

  

Stage 3

Multiply this amount by the total number of units in your scheme (both market and affordable). This will be the commuted sum payable.

In situations where there is a requirement for less than a whole dwelling times then per unit by the percentage required.  For example an off site contribution for 0.5 unit within Axminster BUAB would be 0.5 x £7558 = £3779.

Vacant building credit

If your scheme reuses vacant land or buildings, please contact us directly as your scheme may be eligible  for a vacant building credit against the affordable housing requirements.

Affordable Housing Contributions and Viability

Where an applicant has concerns over the viability of a scheme and believes the scheme is unable to meet the policy requirements for affordable housing (be it as on-site provision or a commuted sum), they should discuss this with the planning team (providing the appropriate viability assessments) and consideration may be given to reducing the proportion of affordable housing required. Substitution of on-site provision with a financial contribution does not affect viability.

There are two important principles underlying the use of the CSC:

  • First - the developer of a scheme should be no worse or better off financially, whether they provide the affordable housing on site or as a commuted sum.
  • Second - the scheme being considered is viable for the % of affordable housing being tested. If this is not the case, the % of affordable housing sought should be adjusted BEFORE calculating the commuted sum to be paid.

If you have viability issues further information can be found here.  Viability guidance

For applications that require on-site provision of affordable housing or a contribution, this will need to be secured through a Section 106 Agreement that the Council signs up to.