Our affordable housing supplementary planning document (SPD) sets out the process and mechanisms for providing affordable housing in Fareham. It sets out further detail on the saved Fareham Borough local plan review policy H10: affordable housing for developers, house builders and the public.
The affordable housing SPD (305 KB) was adopted (adoption statement (16 KB)) in December 2005 and became effective on 1January 2006. On 1 April 2007 the lower site size threshold of 15 dwellings for affordable housing requirements came into effect. Targets for the proportion and tenure of affordable housing on sites of 15-24 homes are set out in appendix 3.
The viability study considers the impact of affordable housing targets and site size thresholds on the viability of 12 sample housing sites representative of development sites in the Borough.
The draft sustainability appraisal (SA) was prepared in line with Government guidance. It considers identified environmental, social and economic objectives in other relevant plans and programmes and provides baseline information for affordable housing in the Borough. It assesses the likely effects of the affordable housing SPD. The draft sustainability appraisal and draft SPD were published for consultation in July and August 2005.
The draft sustainability appraisal was published for consultation together with the draft SPD in July and August 2005. The final sustainability appraisal was approved in December 2005. You can see the sustainability appraisal report (242 KB).
Using up to date analysis of the affordable housing need in the Borough, additional information has been produced by Fareham Housing, looking at need by property type and location and is available here.