Written statement to Parliament

Affordable rent

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Further to the Written Statement of 14 February from my Rt Hon Friend, The Minister for Housing and Local Government, I am today announcing…


Further to the Written Statement of 14 February from my Rt Hon Friend, The Minister for Housing and Local Government, I am today announcing the publication of the technical revision to Annex B of Planning Policy Statement 3, to make clear that Affordable Rent falls within the definition of affordable housing for planning purposes. Also published today are a document summarising the responses that were received to the consultation paper, Planning Policy Statement 3: Planning for Housing Technical change to Annex B, Affordable Housing Definition, published on 14 February 2011; and an Affordable Rent Impact Assessment.

Planning Policy Statement 3, with a revised Annex B can be found at www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/pps3housing, the summary of responses is at www.communities.gov.uk/publications/planningandbuilding/pps3annexsummary, and the Affordable Rent Impact Assessment at
www.communities.gov.uk/publications/housing/rentimpactassessment.