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Good practice guide to delivering affordable housing through Section 106, Report

Local authorities are actively involved in negotiating S106 Agreements to provide affordable housing. This guide, commissioned by the London Commuter Belt authorities and funded by Inspire East, provides a compendium of good practice in the application of S106 Agreements to affordable housing.

This guide, commissioned by the London Commuter Belt authorities and funded by Inspire East, seeks to provide a compendium of good practice in the application of S106 Agreements to affordable housing. Key messages which stand out include:

  • the importance of developing robust and clear policies which have been subject to financial appraisal and are readily accessible on the local authority website
  • a protocol which sets out how the local authority will handle S106 applications can considerably ease negotiation with developers
  • member involvement in developing affordable housing policies which are realistic and take account of local circumstances is vital.

Good Practice Guide

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Publication Date

4th June 2008