Pickles: Councils already cutting affordable homes through 106s

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Communities secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed fears that 35,000 affordable houses will be lost through the changes to section 106 agreements, adding that current renegotiations are seeing councils reduce obligations from 30% to 26%. The Government is intending to allow developers to appeal the affordable housing element of section 106s – which places obligations on developers to deliver affordable housing – where they claim that schemes are rendered unviable. The measure was announced b...

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