As the government plans its new strategy for solving the housing crisis, developers are coming under increasing pressure to deliver stock, particularly affordable homes.
A leading volumetric house builder is offering a new-style partnership enabling house builders to meet affordable housing quotas. With a capacity to deliver 30,000 homes by 2020, Low Carbon Construction’s (LCC) affordable housing strategy outlines its commitment to the UK market.
Such partnerships would require LCC to build out a minimum of 100 affordable units on any one site.
“We will purchase the land allocated to affordable homes and then build these out,” says Simon Allso, owner of Low Carbon Construction Worldwide Ltd. “This releases the developer from any affordable home obligations, under section 106, in relation to the site, leaving them free to develop their market value properties at their own pace.”
LCC argues that the most urgent requirement is for affordable housing, and the firm sees its proposal as a way of reducing the burden on the traditional housebuilder whose costs and liabilities make it a serious challenge to deliver to this part of the market.