The implications of raising the affordable housing exemption threshold

Most practitioners agree that a proposed move to temporarily increase the threshold beneath which schemes are exempt from affordable housing provision by a factor of four or five would see less low-cost homes built. While some say this would cause problems for councils dependent on smaller sites, supporters of the measure believe it would help SME developers and raise overall housing delivery.

by Ellie Kahn
Housing development sites: sites of up to 50 homes could be exempt from affordable housing requirements under proposed new rules (Pic: Getty)
Housing development sites: sites of up to 50 homes could be exempt from affordable housing requirements under proposed new rules (Pic: Getty)

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