Ideally, the relevant housing provision should be met on-site as part of larger developments however there are opportunities to provide such housing off-site or make financial contributions accordingly.
Local planning policies should only, generally, require affordable housing on major development sites (10 houses or more) although this threshold can and is often reduced in rural areas where the need for such housing is higher. Such housing provision can be reduced on brownfield land to encourage the reuse or redevelop of vacant buildings. The NPPF identifies that a minimum of 10% of all houses on major developments should be affordable although there are exemptions to this.
If you are considering developing a site of more than 10 houses, in a rural area or for affordable housing contact us today to discuss your options.