Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document

Closed 22 Dec 2019

Opened 31 Oct 2019

Feedback updated 4 Dec 2020

We asked

We asked for your views on the Draft Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document, which sets out how the Council will apply its affordable housing policy in relation to development viability.

You said

You supported the proposals set out in the draft document and gave some minor feedback on areas where the document could be made clearer.

We did

The final Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document was adopted in March 2020 and is now used to help secure more affordable housing when planning applications are submitted.


The council is seeking your views on the new Affordable Housing and Financial Viability Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which has been prepared to  explain the Council’s approach to affordable housing and viability to local residents, applicants, developers and anyone with an interest in the process.

The document gives details of how the Council will apply the Local Plan’s affordable housing policy in relation to development viability when determining planning applications. It details what should be provided
by applicants at which stages during the planning and development process.

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Where else can I find the document?

The document is also available online at:

If you prefer to read a paper version, documents are also available at your local library and the council offices at 24 Denmark Road, Carshalton SM5 2JG.

How do I respond?

You can respond by email to

Are there any consultation events?

There are none organised. However, if you would like an officer to attend one of your organisation’s regular meetings or if you have any questions, please contact

Why your views matter

The document is particularly aimed at developers, to ensure that the appropriate level of affordable housing is incorporated in future developments, in line with the requirements of the Sutton Local Plan. The council wants to make sure that residents and local businesses have their say too.


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