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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Provision of affordable housing through planning obligations and on exception sites by authority, measure and planning type
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MeasureThe numbers of units granted planning permission will not necessarily be delivered in the same year so that these figures should be considered separately from the figures delivered in the same year. [Filter]
Planning TypePlanning obligations (or Section 106 agreements) are arrangements to overcome obstacles which may otherwise prevent planning permission from being granted. These may be used to offset negative consequences of development, to help meet local needs or to secure benefits which would make a development more sustainable. Note that the numbers of affordable housing units delivered through these arrangements should not be added to those delivered on rural exception sites. This is because a unit may be delivered on a rural exception site under Section 106, so that there may be an element of double counting in doing so. [Filter]
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[Collapse]AuthorityAlthough 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. [Filter]
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[Collapse]W92000004[Expand]All Wales8,1645394,762508
[Collapse]596[Collapse]All Wales[Expand]Local Authorities7,8225184,455457
[Collapse]W06000001[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesIsle of Anglesey3589022047
[Collapse]W06000002[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesGwynedd4372910757
[Collapse]W06000003[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesConwy..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available
[Collapse]W06000004[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesDenbighshire5921024916
[Collapse]W06000005[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesFlintshire13501690
[Collapse]W06000006[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesWrexham473232040
[Collapse]W06000023[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesPowys5546312871
[Collapse]W06000008[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCeredigion..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available..|The data item is not available
[Collapse]W06000009[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesPembrokeshire2353611272
[Collapse]W06000010[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCarmarthenshire18901290
[Collapse]W06000011[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesSwansea1901450
[Collapse]W06000012[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesNeath Port Talbot8564464
[Collapse]W06000013[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesBridgend46904270
[Collapse]W06000014[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesVale of Glamorgan1,013..|The data item is not available74347
[Collapse]W06000015[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCardiff85905590
[Collapse]W06000016[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesRhondda Cynon Taf15601380
[Collapse]W06000024[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesMerthyr Tydfil470180
[Collapse]W06000018[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesCaerphilly40501840
[Collapse]W06000019[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesBlaenau Gwent18271327
[Collapse]W06000020[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesTorfaen2313422634
[Collapse]W06000021[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesMonmouthshire34813507
[Collapse]W06000022[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]Local AuthoritiesNewport1,02303190
[Collapse]595[Collapse]All Wales[Expand]National Park Authorities3422130751
[Collapse]W18000001[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesBrecon Beacons National Park75013931
[Collapse]W18000002[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesPembrokeshire Coast National Park2341813320
[Collapse]W18000003[Collapse]All Wales[Collapse]National Park AuthoritiesSnowdonia National Park333350

Metadata

Title

Provision of affordable housing through planning obligations and on rural exception sites, by planning authority

Last update

7 November 2023 7 November 2023

Next update

November 2024

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Affordable housing provision data collection, Welsh Government

Contact email

stats.housing@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Planning authorities

Geographical coverage

Wales

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 http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The information presented here relates to the number of additional affordable housing units granted planning permission and the number of additional units delivered within each planning authority area in each year. The planning authorities in Wales are the 22 local authorities and the 3 national park authorities. The data shown are the numbers of affordable housing units granted planning permission and delivered under planning obligations and on affordable housing exception sites.

The focus of this dataset is on additional affordable housing units delivered, and these are defined as those provided through new build schemes or through the purchase, leasing or conversion of existing units. This therefore excludes existing affordable units that have been renovated or refurbished, as they are not classed as being additional. However, where an existing unit has been converted into two separate units, then this represents an additional affordable unit delivered. Conversely where there was a net loss of affordable units within a property over the year there are no additional affordable housing units delivered. For example, if two self contained flats in one property were converted into one family home, then the number of additional units is classed as zero, although note that that is not recorded as a negative change to the number of additional units delivered.

In this context, delivered means that the unit is completed and is available for occupation.

Planning obligations (or Section 106 agreements) are arrangements to overcome obstacles which may otherwise prevent planning permission from being granted. These may be used to offset negative consequences of development, to help meet local needs or to secure benefits which would make a development more sustainable.

Affordable housing exception sites are small scale housing sites within or adjoining existing settlements for the provision of affordable housing to meet local needs, which would not otherwise be allocated in the development plan. Prior to July 2010 these were known as ‘rural exceptions sites’.

Note that the numbers of affordable housing units delivered through planning obligations should not be added to those delivered on affordable housing exception sites. This is because a unit may be delivered on a affordable housing exception site under a planning obligation, so that there may be an element of double counting in doing so.

Note also that the numbers of units granted planning permission will not necessarily be delivered in the same year so that these figures should be considered separately from the figures delivered in the same year.

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

Annual

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

None

Revisions information

None

Keywords

Social housing; affordable housing; social landlords

Statistical quality

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