Building Affordable Homes

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) works closely with a wide range of partners to provide affordable homes for rent or sale to local people.

In order to meet MVDC's target for the provision of affordable housing, there is a requirement that, where viable, on housing developments of:

  • one to 9 gross dwellings, no affordable housing contribution is required except *
  • 6 - 9 gross dwellings* in a designated rural area, a 20% financial contribution equivalent to providing 20% of the total number of dwellings as affordable is required
  • 10 to 14 gross dwellings, 30% of the total number of dwellings are affordable
  • 15 dwellings or more, 40% of the total number of dwellings are affordable

A 'Vacant Building Credit' may be applicable in some cases where there is an existing empty building.

For further information, please see the links under the 'Related Pages' section or call Housing on 01306 879265.

Further details of how to calculate financial contributions for affordable housing are set out in 'Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - updated January 2018'. See Adopted Planning Policy Documents.

The affordable housing provision must incorporate a mix of dwelling types and sizes which reflect the site's characteristics, the development as a whole and local identified needs.

Applicants are encouraged to comply with the "Technical housing standards - nationally described space standard" as this will normally be the minimum required on affordable housing by Registered Providers. Early consultation with Registered Providers is recommended where 'on site' affordable housing is required.  

Affordable Rural Housing and Community Led Housing

The Council promotes affordable rural housing and community led housing and works closely with Surrey Community Action to provide affordable homes for local people.  For more information please visit the Surrey Community Action websites;

Affordable Rural Housing

Community Led Housing