Affordable Housing Guidance - Commuted Sums & Vacant Building Credit

Site size threshold for affordable housing contributions and the application of Vacant Building Credit

The council has produced a clarification guidance note (PDF 20KB) to set out the council's position on applying City Plan Policy CP20: Affordable Housing to all types of residential development. This guidance note is in reference to the Written Ministerial Statement (PDF 88KB) (November 2014), National Planning Policy Guidance (Paragraphs 21-23) and the Court of Appeal Judgement (PDF 347KB) (May 2016).

Calculation of commuted sums for affordable housing

The Brighton & Hove City Plan Part One was adopted 24 March 2016. The City Plan sets out strategic housing policies regarding future housing delivery in the city to 2030 and Policy CP20 Affordable Housing replaces the 2005 Local Plan Policy HO2 for affordable housing. 

Guidance has been produced for the calculation of commuted sums (payment in lieu) in accordance with the sliding scale requirements for smaller development sites as set out in City Plan Part One CP20 Affordable Housing.