Affordable Housing SPD
The National Park has a limited land resource which needs to be used for best effect. Providing the right type of housing in the right place is very important for the sustainability of Dartmoor's communities. Our Affordable Housing guidance supports the housing policies in the local plan and provides guidance for applicants, agents and architects who are submitting planning applications for housing in the National Park. We will expect you to have considered this advice when putting together your planning application.
If you are proposing a level of affordable housing which falls short of policy the Authority will require the application to be supported by a viability appraisal to demonstrate further affordable housing cannot be provided. The appraisal will need to be undertaken by a suitably qualified professional and should include the information in the below form.
If you are a prospective tenant of an affordable home on Dartmoor and wish to establish whether you satisfy the eligible persons criteria set out in the Section 106 legal agreement restricting occupancy of the property, please complete the below questionnaire and return it to us.
The right to mutual exchange allows two or more social housing tenants to exchange their tenancies, and move permanently into each other's homes. Guidance on mutual exchanges, when they can occur and who is eligible, is available below: