South Downs National Park Authority is consulting on the draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD). The SPD provides further guidance to support the implementation of South Downs Local Plan policies, in particular Policy SD28: Affordable Homes, and Policy SD29: Rural Exception Sites. The SPD therefore supports Local Plan Objective 8: To protect and provide for the social and economic wellbeing of National Park communities supporting local jobs, affordable homes and local facilities. It covers a number of detailed matters including: viability appraisal; financial contributions in lieu of on-site provision; vacant building credit and review mechanisms.
Once adopted, the SPD will be a material consideration for relevant planning applications.
Further information on the South Downs National Park Authority’s consultation on the draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document is available on the SDNPA website.