What is the Council's policy on Affordable Housing?

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What is the Council's policy on Affordable Housing?

Affordable Housing is required as part of all new residential development in Rother District that are over a certain size - 15 or more dwellings in Bexhill, Battle and Rye, and for developments of 5 or more dwellings in rural areas.

In all cases, the Council require 40% of all dwellings to be 'affordable housing'.

The relevant policy is HG1 in the adopted Local Plan.

More detailed guidance on affordable housing requirements is set out in a Supplementary Planning Document.

The Council is currently working on technical background papers assessing appropriate percentages and thresholds for the forthcoming Local Development Framework.

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