We work closely with housebuilders to deliver the affordable housing components of many of the residential planning applications to South Ayrshire Council. The Council has a policy that 20 per cent of developments with 15 or more houses should be “affordable” . The preference is that the majority should be for rent through the Council or a housing association. Many of our recent developments have been achieved through this mechanism.
We have secured additional pipeline development opportunities at Ayr’s racecourse and at Fisherton through section 75 planning agreements with housebuilders and the Council. We are also in dialogue with housebuilders aimed at delivering affordable housing in a number of longer-term development opportunities.