Decision details

Affordable Housing Commuted Sums Homewood Road and Hop Pocket Inn

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report seeks the release of Section 106 affordable housing developer contributions totalling £648,000 for the subsidy of 14 units at Hop Pocket Inn, Paddock Wood and at Homewood Road, Langton Green. The subsidy will enable the homes to be delivered at a social rent rather than a higher affordable rent for customers waiting on the Housing Register for social housing.




1.    That the release of Section 106 funding for affordable housing totalling £613,056 held by the Council in lieu of affordable housing provision at the Former Kent & Sussex Hospital site (Planning permission 12/02547) be approved; and

2.    That the Head of Housing, Health and Environment, in consultation with the Head of Legal Partnership, be authorised to enter into a grant agreement and all associated legal documentation with Town & Country Housing to facilitate the delivery of fourteen social rented homes, Ten x 1 and 2 bed flats at Hop Pocket Inn site in Paddock Wood and 4 flats at Homewood Road, Langton Green.


REASON FOR DECISION: To support the delivery of much needed social rental properties.

Report author: Sarah Holmes

Publication date: 23/09/2021

Date of decision: 23/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/10/2021

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