Decision details

Affordable Housing Commuted Sums - Land to East of Highgate Hill and South of Copthall Avenue, Hawkhurst

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval use for affordable housing commuted sums held by the Council to assist in the delivery of the affordable housing provision of the 18 rented units, conversion from affordable rent to social rent.




1. That the release of S106 funding totalling £1,140,000 held by the Council in lieu for the affordable housing provision at Land To East of Highgate Hill, and South of Copthall Avenue, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent, TN18 4LS be approved.


2. That the Head of Housing, Health and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning and the Head of the Legal Partnership, to enter into a grant agreement and all associated legal documentation with Town & Country Housing to facilitate the delivery of a mix of 18 social rented flats and houses at Land To East of Highgate Hill and South of Copthall Avenue, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Kent TN18 4LS (planning reference 20/02788/FULL) be approved. 


REASON FOR DECISION: To support the Council’s strategic objective of delivering genuinely affordable housing and ensure that households in housing need and on low incomes will be able to afford these properties.

Report author: Tobi Phillips

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 08/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2024

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