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Affordable housing provision

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  • Release date: 23 October 2014
  • Period covered: 2013-14
  • Next update: 21 October 2015
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 2013-14, local authorities reported 2,416 additional affordable housing units had been delivered across Wales, an increase of 18 per cent compared with 2012-13. The total delivered since April 2011 represents 69 per cent of the Welsh Government’s new target on affordable housing provision.
  • The number of affordable housing units delivered without capital grant funding increased by 38 per cent during 2013-14 compared with a 7 per cent increase in the number delivered with capital grant funding.
  • Welsh Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) continued to make the largest contribution to additional affordable housing in Wales, delivering 74 per cent of all additional affordable housing provision during 2013-14 (1,799 units).
  • Affordable housing units delivered on land made available by the public sector rose to its highest recorded level during 2013-14, with 757 units delivered. The majority of these units (70 per cent) were delivered on land made available by local authorities.


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