Decision details

Affordable Housing Commuted Sum Position Statement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This statement aims to provide guidance to developers, including Housing Associations and other Registered Providers on the Council’s approach to how and when commuted payments in lieu of on-site affordable housing will be considered.




1. That in order to set guidelines when calculating and negotiating a commuted sum in lieu of the onsite delivery of affordable housing, the Affordable Housing Commuted Sum Position Statement be approved.


2. That delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing, Health and Environment, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning to make any minor amendments to the Affordable Housing Commuted Sum Position be approved.



REASON FOR DECISION: To provide a transparent mechanism for calculating commuted sums.

Report author: Tobi Phillips

Publication date: 21/09/2023

Date of decision: 21/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 30/09/2023

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