How can we be sure that the houses will remain affordable homes?

Planning permission for affordable homes on land such as this is subject to a special planning condition – known as a Section 106 Agreement – which restricts occupancy to people with a local connection. In addition, ownership of the land remains with the CLT, who will enter into a lease agreement with a housing association under a 125-year lease. Both ensure that the homes are available and affordable to local people in perpetuity and act as barriers to the government’s new Right to Buy for HA tenants.