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Delivery of Affordable Homes

Information about delivering affordable housing in West Berkshire

What is Affordable Housing?

Affordable housing is defined as housing for sale or rent, for those whose needs are not met by the market (including housing that provides a subsidised route to home ownership and/or is for essential local workers). You can find more information on our Affordable Housing webpage.

Affordable housing in West Berkshire is developed by Registered Providers (also known as Housing Associations), who focus on the delivery of affordable, social rent and low cost home ownership housing (such as shared ownership).

The Strategic Housing Team

The Strategic Housing Team works with a range of partners across West Berkshire, to provide affordable housing within the district. These partners include private housing developers, registered providers and parish councils, in line with the Icon for pdf Housing Strategy [6MB]  key objectives.

We always encourage early engagement between all partners delivering new affordable housing development sites, to make sure that they are clear on the constraints and expectations, in order to best meet the needs for affordable homes in the district. Early engagement between all partners ensures that details of the affordable housing provision are agreed, in terms of the tenure, size, type and mix of affordable housing.

We are committed to ensuring that affordable homes are meeting local need.

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