Types of affordable housing
It's our ambition, as stated in the Core Strategy 2011, to 'Provide for a mix of good quality, sustainable housing development of the right size, type, tenure and affordability to meet the housing needs and aspirations of all sections of the community, including provision for specialist needs and the elderly.'
In responding to the overwhelming scale of housing need, we propose a broad range of affordable housing options which are available to qualifying people in perpetuity. These provide residents with access to well designed, high quality and environmentally sustainable housing at affordable prices, regardless of property size and tenure.
These homes can be for either affordable, discounted rent or low-cost home ownership, such as shared ownership.
In addition to traditional rented and shared ownership housing provided by us and by housing associations, we also recognise the role of other providers and individuals to deliver alternative affordable housing tenures that help to meet housing need in Shropshire.
These affordable homes for outright ownership (100% freehold) fall into two categories:
- Those in mixed developments that also include open market housing
- Those on ‘single plot’ exception sites
More information on each of these tenures can be found in the Type and Affordability of Housing SPD.