The provision of affordable housing through Section 106: viability at stake

Small, Liam (2010) The provision of affordable housing through Section 106: viability at stake. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study was devised as a way of assessing the impact of the recession on the provision of affordable housing through Section 106. Much of the discussion thus far has been anecdotal; therefore this study was designed to fill the void in evidence. The study presents findings from a survey distributed to 150 local area authorities, of which 46 responded. Furthermore the study creates a viability ‘toolkit’ to quantify the impact of the recession on viability. The study found that despite a period of high output of affordable housing through Section 106 in 2007, the recession is beginning to increasingly the affect the development viability of new schemes. Private developers are finding themselves unable to deliver new schemes with the same proportion of affordable housing contribution as they were two or three years ago and are therefore seeking ways to mitigate these responsibilities. Notwithstanding, local planning authorities are reluctant to lower existing affordable housing thresholds or to renegotiate existing agreements with private developers as they are under pressure to maintain the supply of affordable housing. Planning authorities do however recognise that in a period of economic uncertainty it is important to stimulate and encourage construction and are thus finding themselves in an increasingly impossible situation. The study uses the findings to produce recommendations for all parties involved in the provision of affordable housing through Section 106.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:49
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:16
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1008

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