LSGB have now looked into certain areas of the Reporters Verdict and what the effects could be for the 2 Lenzie sites, please see below.
The Affordable housing as described in Scottish Planning Policy 3 (SPP 3)
91. Affordable housing is defined broadly as housing of a reasonable quality that is
affordable to people on modest incomes. In some places the market can meet all
or most affordable housing needs, but elsewhere it is necessary to make housing
available at a cost below market value to meet identified needs.
Affordable housing may be in the form of:
• Social rented accommodation;
• Mid-market rented accommodation;
• shared ownership;
• shared equity;
• Discounted low cost housing for sale, including plots for self-build;
• Housing without subsidy.
Our information is that only the first tenure description is being referred to when mention is made of affordable housing .
We have been informed that it is a 95% certainty that the proportion of affordable housing to be built at the two Lenzie sites will be social rented accommodation.