Guide Unilateral undertakings, section 106 agreements, habitat mitigation and affordable housing contributions

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6. Commuted sum calculator stage 1 c

Once you have identified the market area within which your proposal falls, you can use the following tables to establish the level of required affordable housing commuted sum.  The amount will depend on affordable housing policy requirements of your scheme, which will be 25% or 50% depending on location.  The locations where the 25% or 50% requirement applies are set out in the adopted Local Plan policy Strategy 34

Affordable Homes

Extract of Local Plan Strategy 34

Strategy 34 - District Wide Affordable Housing Provision Targets:

Affordable housing will be required on residential developments in East Devon as follows .

Within the areas defined below a target of 25% of the dwellings shall be affordable :

  • Axminster;
  •  Exmouth;
  • Honiton;
  • Ottery St Mary;
  • Seaton; and
  • Major strategic ‘West end’ development sites.

Under this policy:

1.   The towns listed above are defined by the area within the Built-up Area Boundary

2.   The major strategic West End development sites to which policy will apply are

  • Cranbrook,
  • adjacent to Pinhoe and
  • North of Blackhorse

as shown on the West End inset map (to the Proposals Plan)

Areas to which higher (50%) affordable housing targets apply: Outside of the areas listed above (i.e. all other parts of East Devon including all settlements not listed, coastal and rural areas and Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth) 50% of the dwellings shall be affordable subject to viability considerations. The 50% figure applies to all areas that do not come under the 25% classification and which are permitted under Strategy 35 ‘Exceptions’ policy.