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The Provision of Affordable Housing Through Section 106: the situation in 2007. RICS Research Paper Series Vol 7 No 14

This project explored how Section 106 is working on the ground to deliver affordable housing against an uncertain policy background. The study found that local authority policy and practice vary across the country. Whilst increasing numbers of affordable units have been provided through S106, there is still room for improvement.

The research comprised of a literature review, email survey and telephone interviews. It explored changes such as the introduction of PPS3, the introduction of LDFs and engagement in Strategic Housing Assessments. The study found that local authority policy and practice vary across the country. 

Whilst increasing numbers of affordable units have been provided through S106, there is still room for improvement. Better understanding of development economics may help to improve the negotiating position of local planning authorities.

Research Paper

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Publication Date

1st October 2007