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Affordable housing provision

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  • Release date: 15 November 2017
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 18 October 2018
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 2016-17, local authorities reported 2,547 additional affordable housing units had been delivered across Wales, an increase of 6 per cent on the previous year.
  • Welsh Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) continued to make the largest contribution to additional affordable housing in Wales, delivering 93 per cent of all additional affordable housing provision during 2016-17 (2,378 units).
  • The number of affordable housing units delivered with capital grant funding increased by 3 per cent during 2016-17 to 1,810 units whilst the number delivered without capital grant funding was up by 16 per cent to 737 units.
  • During 2016-17 a total of 689 affordable housing units were delivered on land made available by the public sector, a decrease of a fifth on the previous year.


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