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Cambridge Centre for Housing & Planning Research


The project aimed to explore current local planning authority practice, in order to identify which aspects contributed to the successful delivery of affordable housing on S106 sites.

The project focused on the East of England region, including the London Commuter Belt. As affordability worsened, local planning authorities were under increasing pressure to successfully secure affordable housing on S106 schemes. The study explored recent literature and policy, carried out stakeholder meetings and interviews with local planning authorities and stakeholders. The outputs were a research report plus a ‘good practice guide’ to aid local authorities in S106 affordable housing delivery.

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

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

CCHPR Contact


Inspire East

Project Start Date

1st September 2007