Blackpool Council is currently preparing a draft Affordable Housing SPD which will provide more detailed guidance on the council's affordable housing requirements in new housing developments (including conversions) within Blackpool.
The council's aim is to ensure there is an adequate supply of good quality affordable housing across the borough, providing a choice of size, type and tenure that appeals to family occupation in particular, to help create attractive, sustainable, mixed-income communities and to support Blackpool's regeneration.
Affordable housing includes social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing, provided to eligible households whose needs are not met by the market. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices.
Affordable housing should include provision to remain at an affordable price for future eligible households or for the subsidy to be recycled for alternative affordable housing provision.
The SPD supports and expands on adopted Core Strategy policy CS14: Affordable Housing.
Public consultation on the draft Affordable Housing SPD ended Monday 13 March 2023. The Council is currently considering all representations received.
Documents available to view:
Draft Affordable Housing SPD [PDF 1.4MB]