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Affordable housing provision

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  • Release date: 19 October 2016
  • Period covered: 2015-16
An annual report which includes information about the number of additional units delivered, as well as how the planning system contributed to the provision of these units.

Key points

  • In 2015-16, local authorities reported 2,400 additional affordable housing units had been delivered across Wales, an increase of 8 per cent on the previous year. This brings the total delivered since April 2011 to 11,508 which exceeds the previous Government target on affordable housing provision by 15 per cent.
  • Welsh Registered Social Landlords continued to make the largest contribution to additional affordable housing in Wales, delivering 94 per cent of all additional affordable housing provision during 2015-16 (2,250 units).
  • The number of affordable housing units delivered with capital grant funding increased by 15 per cent during 2015-16 to 1,765 units whilst the number delivered without capital grant funding fell by 6 per cent to 635 units.
  • During 2015-16 a total of 858 affordable housing units were delivered on land made available by the public sector, an increase of 52 per cent on the previous year.


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