Honiton developers ask to defer affordable housing contributions
- Credit: Archant
The developers behind the Hayne Lane housing project have submitted requests to defer payments for affordable housing citing finical problems caused by the coronavirus.
Initial planning approval for the 300-house residential development was granted in February 2015 with a section 106 agreement in place.
This agreement would have seen the developers pay £500,000 towards affordable housing this year as well as a £381,980 contribution to education and £105,000 contribution to a sports pitch next year.
The affordable housing contribution would have been triggered by the 100th occupation, which would likely have been this summer, but the developers have now asked to pay the contribution in two parts over the next two years.
The first would be a £200,000 contribution in September 2021 followed by the remaining £300,000 in September 2022.
You may also want to watch:
A request has been made to delay the contribution towards education and the sports pitch until spring 2022.
East Devon District Council will take the final decision on the application.
- 1 Old Webster's site car park to be re-opened and run by council
- 2 Property of the Week: Sidmouth Road, Rousdon
- 3 Volunteers unite again to launch Operation Rudolph
- 4 Colyton cyclist at age 82 rides the Gridiron 100 for Parkinson's UK
- 5 Wednesday's Budget and how it might help those struggling in Devon this winter
- 6 New plan to build East Devon back better after the pandemic
- 7 Local Football Results
- 8 Councillors call for a U-turn on universal credit £20 decision
- 9 Teacher who threw himself into village life in retirement
- 10 Premier League contract for local footballer