We are committed to providing affordable housing for local people by working with housing associations and private developers.
For example we normally require developers to build 30% affordable housing on new developments, where viable. For smaller sites in villages (six to ten homes), this may be in the form of a commuted sum payment for providing housing off-site.
Other schemes sometimes receive funding from government's Homes England - this can lead to sites with 100% affordable housing.
Our target for affordable homes is 40 homes per year.