Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply - Main Document

Representation ID: 168505

Received: 14/10/2019

Respondent: Laragh House Developments Limited

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The information published by the Councils' does not provide any specific review of the delivery of affordable housing.

Data shows that the affordable housing need in Greater Cambridge continues to grow year on year. There may be an even greater shortfall given the Councils' reliance on the delivery of large scale strategic developments / new settlements to provide housing, which often require substantial infrastructure investment thus reducing the amount of affordable homes which can be viably delivered. By way of example, Phases 1 and 2 of Northstowe only secured 20% affordable housing against a policy requirement of 40%. Cambourne West secured 30% affordable housing against a policy requirement of 40%.

In the circumstances of a shortfall in affordable provision, the PPG recommends that the local planning authority consider whether the total housing target should be increased above the OAN in order to provide for more affordable homes.

Full text:

The information contained within the uploaded Housing Land Supply Assessment makes clear that the Councils', whether considered separately or jointly, are not able to demonstrate a five year housing land supply of deliverable sites in accordance with the requirements of the NPPF.