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Affordable housing is housing for people who are unable to rent
or buy on the open market. This includes social or affordable
rented housing, and HomeBuy (shared ownership and other forms of
intermediate housing). Find out how to apply for housing.
The provision of affordable homes
The aim of the council’s affordable housing planning policies is
to ensure the development of balanced and integrated communities
and the delivery of good quality affordable housing for
local people in housing need. The Housing Needs Survey
2006 clearly identified a need for additional affordable
housing and the council is committed to meeting this need in line
with its affordable housing service standards.
PlanPolicy H3: Affordable Housing states that "where a need has
been identified, affordable housing will be sought as a proportion
of residential developments of a substantial scale".
The Affordable Housing Development and Investment Team
actively monitors all affordable housing sites in Medway from
planning stage through to completion. It works with affordable
housing providers to develop new schemes and in
2010/11, 334 units were provided.
Work is currently taking place on 19 affordable housing
schemes ranging from small urban infill sites to large regeneration
projects. These sites will deliver a mixture of social rented,
affordable rented and intermediate housing units helping to
create thriving sustainable communities.
There are also more than 100 schemes planned within Medway which
will have an element of affordable housing. Some of these schemes,
based along Medway’s waterfront, form part of the Medway Regeneration
strategy. The planned schemes in Medway include the development of
a new settlement of 5000 homes at the Royal School of Military
Engineering site in Chattenden.
Future affordable housing schemes
Download Future schemes (pdf
469KB) for information regarding the future developments in Medway.
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