Decision Maker: Council
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Canterbury City Council commits to an urgent
review of the definition of ‘affordable’, as used by
them in the context of housing and rents, to be completed within
the next three months.
It’s new definition (post review) will reflect with greater
clarity the real incomes and circumstances of citizens living and
working in our authority. Consideration will be given to comparing
disposable incomes (rather than mean incomes), additionally median
house prices when describing the affordability of property to buy,
and setting ‘affordable rents’ as a proportion of
median household income rather than market rates.
The revised definition will be adopted by Canterbury City Council,
embedded in existing policy and used in the new Corporate Plan and
refresh of the Local Plan.
That the Council note the
responses to the Notice of Motion by the Policy and Resources
Committee at Minute No. 541 (2019/20).
Publication date: 12/02/2020
Date of decision: 08/01/2020
Decided at meeting: 08/01/2020 - Council