Housing Delivery

Housing Delivery Programme


The Council's Housing Delivery Programme has been developed to lead on the delivery of housing that supports the future needs of the islands.

Key Objectives

  • Increase the number of affordable homes to rent and buy
  • Build high quality homes
  • Support community led development
  • Create a financially sustainable model of delivery

Affordable homes definition

The Local Plan defines Affordable homes as:

Affordable homes are defined in the NPPF and include those for social rent, affordable rent and intermediate housing that can be rented, purchased outright or purchased through shared ownership or equity. Affordable homes are eligible for households whose needs are not met by the general housing market. Eligibility is determined by a range of factors, including local incomes and house prices. Affordable homes should remain at an affordable price or rent for future eligible households.

  • Social rented homes should generally be owned by local authorities or private registered providers, with rents determined nationally.
  • Affordable rented homes should be let by local authorities or private registered providers of social housing to household who are eligible for social rented housing. Affordable rent requires that it should be no more than 80% of the local market rent (including service charges where applicable).
  • Intermediate homes are available for sale or rent at a cost above social rent but below market levels. These can include shared equity (shared ownership and equity loans) and intermediate rent, but not affordable rent.


Contacting the Housing Delivery team:


01720 424417