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Affordable housing provision

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  • Release date: 19 October 2016
  • Period covered: 2015-16
  • Next update: 19 October 2017
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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