Affordable Housing, Planning & Section 106 - A Workshop

Affordable Housing, Planning & Section 106 - A Workshop

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Intermediate: Requires some prior subject knowledge
4.5 hours
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This in-person course will take a comprehensive look at affordable housing from a number of different perspectives.

It begins by asking what constitutes affordable housing and then works through the issues relating to the need to demonstrate evidence of demand, the importance of viability and various considerations concerning delivery and the impact of certain requirements of planning authorities as they apply to the different players who deliver affordable housing. Some practical questions concerning certain aspects of section 106 agreements as they relate to affordable housing are also dealt with.

In the second part of the course we will work through a draft section 106 agreement from start to finish as it relates to affordable housing.

A draft agreement will be provided which will allow delegates to consider standard drafting approaches as well as looking at alternative approaches.

You will have an opportunity to discuss the different drafting approaches and will be challenged to think about any pre-conceived notions as to what is an appropriate means of delivering a valid and enforceable section 106 agreement.

What You Will Learn

This course will cover the following:

  • Types of affordable housing in terms of guidance in the NPPF and how each type affects value
  • Housing need and how what is being sought relates to the council's policy requirements and housing need survey
  • Issues of viability and deliverability
  • Dealing with viability post repeal of section 106BA
  • Cascade provisions in the event there is no demand for the council's requirements from Registered Providers
  • Ensuring the heads of terms are properly documented at committee stage
  • Drafting the section 106 agreement to include common pitfalls and areas of danger
    • How to turn theory into practice
    • How to approach drafting
  • Alternative ways to achieve the desired outcome
  • Different drafting approaches to specific types of planning obligation
  • The ability to discuss different approaches with like-minded professionals