Over the coming 2 decades, to deliver 40,000 affordable homes, 15 housing associations have revealed they will be joining forces with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA).
Including £170 million worth of housing funds, the government has announced a devolution deal for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough region in March 2017.
Comprising of both affordable and an assortment of incomes, the partnership between the housing associations (Homes for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough) and the combined authority are planning to build a varied tenancy of housing with the money.
A surprisingly high amount of councils does not have a 5-year housing supply in the South East and East.
If a local authority cannot provide a 5-year housing supply, the presumption is in favour of any development applications, regardless if the land is green belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or even a National Park.
Put simply the benefit outweighs the harm caused by an under supply.
Following missed deadlines and failed progress in producing a local plan, 15 local authorities have been served notice of government intervention.
The communities’ secretary Sajid Javid, has said in a letter that planning authorities are required to publish a Local Development Scheme under the Local Plan Act 2004, setting out when they expect to reach key milestones in the plan-making process, as well as a timetable for producing documents to maintain an up-to-date plan.