Affordable housing 

Information for developers and homebuilders

Good quality housing, in the right place is essential in contributing to the successful economic growth of Cheshire East. It is clear that housing has a major role to play in sustaining our excellent economic successes and regeneration projects throughout the Borough, therefore our approach supports improving access to new homes to ensure a continued positive impact on economic growth.

We have supported the delivery of affordable housing through a range of initiatives including; attracting Home and Communities Agency [the non-departmental central Government agency] grant funding; utilising council land assets; working with Registered Housing Providers (PDF 110KB); delivery through Planning Policy and development of other innovative funding streams.

To support the delivery of affordable housing and provide guidance to developers and homebuilders, information is available within the Interim Planning Statement, which contains clear guidance about the Council’s definition of affordable housing and specific site requirements, including information about our approach to rural housing and the calcultation of commuted sums (PDF 235KB).

Commuted Sums opportunity

Cheshire East Council has some new opportunities for commuted sums, which are available to be spent preferably within designated areas of Cheshire East, for more information please access our Commuted Sums page.

For more information about which Registered Housing Providers develops where, or general information about our work, please contact our Development Officer;

Chris Glover
chris.glover@cheshireeast.gov.uk
01270 686571