Seeking planning permission for any new residential units in Bournemouth? You need to consider the Council’s policy requiring a contribution towards Affordable Housing on each and every new unit – unless it can be shown that such a contribution would render the development unviable.

Earlier this month Bournemouth quietly adopted a revised Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document which aims to provide better clarification on the application of its Affordable Housing policy. The revised SPD is now accompanied by some rather impenetrable “Indicative Contribution Tables”.

Meanwhile over in Poole the Council there adopted its own Affordable Housing SPD on 1st November which includes a new tariff-based approach for residential developments of 6-10 units.

If you have a residential development site in Bournemouth or Poole and want to know how the Affordable Housing policies affect your planning application please contact Pure Town Planning.

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