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S106 Affordable Housing

S106 Affordable Housing Ltd is a specialist development viability and affordable housing development consultancy. We advise clients in all aspects of affordable housing viability, s106 negotiation, procuring offers from Registered Providers and bring forward new affordable housing business opportunities.

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What we do

We are specialists in affordable housing viability assessment with a 6 year track record of reducing and on many occasions removing affordable housing obligations altogether. We provide viability reports to support planning applications and to challenge existing unviable s106 requirements, negotiate s106 terms with LA’s and we have represented clients at appeals with successful outcomes in Bournemouth, New Forest, South Downs National Park and Islington councils.

It is not just about affordable housing a viability report can also be used for a range of other development issues such as justifying a minimum site density or enabling development to fund the retention of a historic existing building.

Initial assessments can be provided at no cost so you have the peace of mind that we have a strong case before you formally instruct us to proceed.

We prepared a viability assessment on a high end scheme of 12 apartmen ...

We assisted National Regional Property Group agree a zero affordable h ...

We helped a client achieve a planning consent for the conversion of a ...

We acted for the landowner at an appeal and secured a zero affordable ...

We are advising a landowner with a rural exceptions site in the Winche ...

We provided a viability study on a 33 unit scheme and agreed zero affo ...

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About us

We are a specialist affordable housing viability consultancy ...

Dedicated to appraising the viability of housing developments to assess the level of affordable housing and contributions and negotiating s106 agreements with Local Authorities.

Most new planning applications now require a viability assessment, we provide a responsive and commercially focused service producing viability appraisals and reports to support planning applications.

Viability Consultancy Services

  • Prepare viability assessments to support planning applications using the HCA and GLA toolkits
  • Negotiate with Local Authorities, the District Valuer and other consultants to agree viable levels of affordable housing provision and other s106 contributions
  • Provide proof of evidence and attend planning appeals on viability matters
  • Advise clients on the value of existing s106 requirements and prepare viability challenges to vary the s106 agreement

A viability assessment can:

  • Reduce the affordable housing to improve profit margins and the marketability of sites.
  • Unlock unviable sites and make them fundable
  • Improve the competitiveness of your land offers

Find out more about Viability Assessments

Simon Corp
Director / Consultant

Case Study - Bournemouth

Location: 2 Cromwell Road, Bournemouth

S106 Affordable Housing was instructed by WCR Management Ltd to assess viability on a development providing 19no apartments and 15no houses on former commercial premises.

The Saving:

We carried out a viability assessment using the Homes and Communities Agency Economic Appraisal Toolkit and made a case for zero affordable benchmarking the viability against the existing value in the commercial uses on site. Our report was submitted with the planning application, our finding were assessed by the Valuation Office who agreed with our findings and planning was granted for an all open market development.
This has increased the land value by an estimated £678,019.
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Why work with us?

  • The principle consultant, Simon Corp, has a Bsc (Hons) in Residential Development and 20 years experience in affordable housing development most of that time working directly for RSL’s.
  • We are not just a surveying practice offering viability as a bolt on service we are affordable housing specialists, this is all we do.
  • Developer focused- commercially aware and understand your need for a responsive, professional service that gets results.
  • A competitive fee structure including initial appraisals at no cost.

Land Acquisition

We acquire land directly for new affordable housing projects with our partner Registered Social Landlords and developers/contractors. We also develop mixed tenure sites with elements of open market residential sale and commercial space. We are experienced in maximising the development potential of sites to generate the best possible values working with partner professionals and can appraise sites quickly.

We can also advise clients on the development potential of sites and provide land acquisition services appraising opportunities, carrying out valuation, technical and planning due diligence and manage the acquisition process.

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An established track record and get results

Our consultants come from an RSL background and really understand the in and outs of affordable housing funding, we have an excellent track record of getting affordable requirements removed altogether.

Click here to see examples of previous jobs and testimonials

Simon Corp

Simon Corp is the lead Director and heads the consultant team overseeing all instructions. Simon has a degree in Residential Development and 20 years experience in affordable housing development, most of this time was spent working directly for RSLs including Aldwyck, Raglan and First Wessex. Simon has traded as a consultant since 2004. His core skills are producing EAT and Three Dragons development appraisals, producing viability reports, negotiating s106 terms with Local Authorities and placing sites with RSL contacts. Simon is known and respected within the RSL world and has an excellent range of contacts.

Experienced Consultants

Simon leads a team of professional experienced consultants all with established former careers in the affordable housing sector. They understand affordable housing viability all having worked for Housing Associations delivering affordable housing and have a professional results driven approach.

Case Studies

We have advised on affordable housing viability on a wide range of sites for clients, from small residential infill sites to major mixed use developments.
Following are a cross section of recent instructions.

Mudeford Lane Christchurch
The Saving: Zero contributi . . .

Cromwell Rd Bournemouth
The Saving: £678,019 . . .

Hythe, Southampton
The Saving: £155,000 . . .

North End, Portsmouth
The Saving: £58,000 T . . .

Portsmouth, Hampshire
The Saving: £462,674 . . .

Titchfield Common, Hampshire
The Saving: £87,216 . . .

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WCR Management

"We have used Simon on a number of projects in the past and our most recent project was once again testament to his knowledge and expertise in this specialist area, his report was robust and solid, producing an outcome that we were very happy with."
Shan Seewooruthun

Global Invest Ltd

"We appointed s106 Affordable Housing to advise on affordable housing viability. They were extremely knowledgeable & timely and we'd be pleased to work with them again in the future."
Eugene Brazelle, global Invest Ltd

Foreman Homes Group

"We are pleased to work with S106 Affordable Housing on affordable housing viability services"
Graham Foreman, Foreman Homes Ltd

Malins Group

"We appointed s106 to assess the viability and negotiate on a 12 unit affordable requirement. They made a strong well evidenced case and achieved a revised planning consent with no financial payments. We'd be pleased to work with them again in the future"
Lauren Atkins, Managing Director

AJ Developments Ltd

"We have worked with S106 Affordable Housing Ltd on projects across Dorset and Hampshire and we were delighted to achieve a zero affordable housing contribution on most of these. We would have no hesitation in recommending them"
Mark Adams, AJ Developments Ltd

Cawdor Construction Ltd

"S106 Affordable Housing have helped us conclude successful outcomes on several sites. We find the issue of affordable housing viability extremely complicated, with many pitfalls. We are extremely pleased with the work & have no hesitation recommending S106 Affordable Housing."
Hamish Macbeth, Cawdor Construction Devs Ltd

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