New affordable housing developments – the development challenges

We work with a range of stakeholders to try and introduce new affordable housing for residents of the borough.
Many practical issues exist, some of which are highlighted below:

  • Defining if a need for affordable housing exists in any given location
  • Finding a suitable plot of land on which to develop
  • How to pay for the land and scheme construction
  • How to keep scheme costs down, yet deliver high quality housing
  • Obtaining local community support for the scheme
  • Obtaining planning permission
  • Overcoming hurdles such as design considerations, conservation issues, and meeting Lancashire County Council Highway requirements
  • Overcoming local objections
  • Dispelling misconceptions about the development and who can access it