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Case Studies

Affordable Housing Viability Assessments

affordable housing 106 has provided robust affordable housing viability assessments which have contributed to savings for our clients.

Examples include:

  • London Borough of Hillingdon: 64 residential units and 2 retail units. Estimated client savings = £2m
  • London Borough of Lambeth: 5 residential units. Estimated client savings = £0.5m
  • Epsom & Ewell Borough Council: 11 residential units. Estimated client savings = £0.2m
  • Thurrock Council: 24 residential units and public house. Estimated client savings = £0.65m

Renegotiating existing S106 Agreements

affordable housing 106 is acting on behalf of clients to renegotiate affordable housing contributions in order to make the scheme viable and deliverable.

Affordable Housing Products

affordable housing 106 successfully negotiated a 25% affordable housing contribution (against a target of 50%) for clients in South London. All affordable housing units were secured as shared ownership tenure (against the Council's target of 70% rent/ 30% shared ownership).

affordable housing 106 agreed terms for a client in South East England to provide a commuted sum in lieu of affordable housing on a proposed care home development.

Affordable Housing Planning Statements

affordable housing 106 submitted a rebuttal to an Local Planning Authority (LPA) planning committee report which had recommended non agreement to the client's affordable housing proposals. On receipt of the rebuttal, the LPA advised the committee to accept the applicant’s affordable housing proposals.

S106 Agreements/Unilateral Undertakings

affordable housing 106 negotiated a Deed of Variation to an existing S106 Agreement for clients in East London, securing ownership/management of the affordable housing units for the owner/developer.

affordable housing 106 secured favourable S106 Agreement terms for a client in South East London by agreeing the removal of onerous LPA clauses such as: service charge capping and transfer value price capping of the affordable housing. Furthermore, the percentage of open market sales allowable prior to transfer of the affordable housing was increased from 50% to 75%.

Expert Witness

affordable housing 106 acted as expert affordable housing witness in a successful public inquiry appeal for a client in Kent. affordable housing 106 provided a proof including a bespoke development financial appraisal which enabled the land owner to secure planning consent and reduce his affordable housing requirement.


affordable housing 106 provided bespoke seminars for house builders, which included an overview of affordable housing planning policy, an overview of Registered Social Landlords (RSL) finance and answers to client-specific affordable housing queries and problems.

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