This paper deals with affordable housing policies and their imprementation in inner London local planning authorities and attempts to clarify how development policies can contribute to this and also how planning department can corporate with housing department.
The discussion begins with a general review of planning advantages, followed by an examination of affordable housing policies. Most of inner London authorities have three types of affordable housing policies: the size of site, the proportion of affordable housing and the use of planning agreement. From the analysis of practices, the planning departments negotiate with the applicants who have the large scale developments for securing affordable housing. These negotiations progress on the section 106 and their affordable housing requirements. Also it was found that the close liaison between planning and housing departments in local authorities for the implementation of affordable housing.