Community benefits

Permissions for residential developments carry with them a legal agreement to provide benefits to the community. 7These typically include:

• Provision of much needed affordable housing

• Provision of significant financial contributions towards items such as education, health and public amenity

• Public open space to benefit and the local community, equipped with children’s play area

• New Homes Bonus -payments to the local council for the benefit of the wider community.

• Opportunities for local people seeking apprenticeships in construction