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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Financial contributions towards affordable housing via planning obligations by local authority and amount
Amount £[Filter]
Authority code[Filtered]
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Authority 2
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[Collapse]W92000004[Expand]All Wales21,311,41910,802,8147,759,78824,354,445
[Collapse]596[Collapse]All Wales[Expand]Local Authorities19,858,83710,249,2217,678,01222,430,046
[Collapse]W06000001[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesIsle of Anglesey259,226150,0000409,226
[Collapse]W06000002[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesGwynedd257,6940257,6940
[Collapse]W06000003[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesConwy993,858243,814218,5361,019,136
[Collapse]W06000004[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesDenbighshire156,834154,8800311,714
[Collapse]W06000005[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesFlintshire3,008,1341,168,194514,1613,662,167
[Collapse]W06000006[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesWrexham725,718090,240635,478
[Collapse]W06000023[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesPowys020,000020,000
[Collapse]W06000008[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCeredigion......58,000
[Collapse]W06000009[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesPembrokeshire919,591367,976259,5901,027,977
[Collapse]W06000010[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCarmarthenshire808,332322,416419,179711,569
[Collapse]W06000011[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesSwansea2,092,153466,774120,3462,438,581
[Collapse]W06000012[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesNeath Port Talbot277,120292,1200569,240
[Collapse]W06000013[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesBridgend567,787112,736567,787112,736
[Collapse]W06000014[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesVale of Glamorgan3,499,7293,908,434140,9987,267,165
[Collapse]W06000015[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCardiff3,962,4632,690,1173,793,6112,858,969
[Collapse]W06000016[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesRhondda Cynon Taf1,188,0080641,492546,516
[Collapse]W06000024[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesMerthyr Tydfil294,340135,00084,100345,240
[Collapse]W06000018[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCaerphilly0000
[Collapse]W06000019[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesBlaenau Gwent130,97080,0000210,970
[Collapse]W06000020[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesTorfaen60,0000060,000
[Collapse]W06000021[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesMonmouthshire35,170117,9940153,164
[Collapse]W06000022[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesNewport449,2108,765445,77812,197
[Collapse]595[Collapse]All Wales[Expand]National Park Authorities1,452,582553,59381,7761,924,398
[Collapse]W18000001[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesBrecon Beacons National Park563,93747,0000610,937
[Collapse]W18000002[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesPembrokeshire Coast National Park518,645336,59381,776773,461
[Collapse]W18000003[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesSnowdonia National Park370,000170,0000540,000


Financial contributions by developers towards affordable housing via planning obligations, by planning authority

Last update
14 November 2019 14 November 2019

Next update
October 2020

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Affordable housing provision data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Planning authorities

Geographical coverage

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see

General description
The information presented here details the amount and changes to developer financial contributions received by planning authorities in each year towards the provision of affordable housing via planning obligations. Although it is generally expected that developer contributions to affordable housing are provided in-kind and on-site, a planning authority may exceptionally agree that it is preferable for a developer to make a financial or other contribution towards the objective of providing affordable housing, and these data show a summary of these contributions.

Although the areas covered by the national park authorities are within the boundaries of the local authorities, in the context of planning, the local authorities are responsible only for those parts of the local authority area which are not within the national park boundaries. Therefore in the planning context, the figures for local authorities and national park authorities are added together to give an overall total for Wales as a whole.

Data collection and calculation
The information presented here is collected via annual returns from Welsh planning authorities on the actual affordable housing provision delivered during each year.

Frequency of publication

Data reference periods
Data are shown for each financial year from 2007-08 through to 2015-16.

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Rounding applied

Revisions information

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per the given weblink.

Social housing; affordable housing; social landlords