It is important that sufficient housing land is available, at the right time, and comprises the right dwelling type, mix and affordability. Regional housing targets also have to be met and in the most sustainable way through the use of recycled land (brownfield sites).
H1 NEW HOUSING DEVELOPMENT. This policy sets out the means by which the Regional Planning Guidance target of 12,400 dwellings to be constructed between April 1991 and March 2011 will be met. Completions between 1991-1999 account for 5,521. New allocations are identified amounting to 3,403 dwellings and these are shown on the Proposals Map. In addition, an assumption has been made that unidentified sites (windfalls) will contribute 2,460 and a town centres allocation of 1,810 has been made. Other factors are also taken into account in concluding that the total potential housing supply up to 2011 ensures the target can be met.
H4 AFFORDABLE HOUSING. Based on a Housing Needs Survey, the Council will seek the provision of 2,000 affordable dwellings as defined in the policy. The Council will seek 30% of the dwellings on qualifying sites as affordable (25% social rented).
These early documents relate to the preparation of the Dudley Unitary Development Plan and chart the stages and position of policy in the Plan at each stage of the review. They are intended for reference only and the content does not necessarily reflect the current state of play.