Why a court judgment should make it easier for councils to seek affordable housing from extra care retirement schemes

A High Court ruling found that a council was justified in seeking affordable housing contributions from a form of retirement accommodation that includes private homes. Experts say the judgment puts authorities in a stronger position when seeking affordable housing from such schemes but warn that developers of extra care homes are likely to find that it impacts on their viablity.

by David Blackman
Image: Ian S / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)
Image: Ian S / geograph (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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