Housing Strategy / HNDA – Supplementary Annex

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Housing Strategy - Supplementary Annex

The purpose of this appendix is to provide this assessment, as an additional annex to the existing Draft Housing Strategy. This approach meets the new statutory requirements while minimising changes required to the Draft Strategy. This assessment has been undertaken using the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s (DHLGH) HNDA Tool and Guidance1 (published April 2021), as this provides an additional functionality not available at the time the Housing Strategy was drafted. This supplemental assessment is a focused analysis of affordable housing need which fulfils the new statutory requirements and focuses solely on the need for affordable housing.  

Introduction and Purpose 

This Annex has been prepared by KPMG Future Analytics to support key updates to the draft Carlow Housing Strategy and Carlow County Development Plan 2022-2028. The draft Carlow Housing Strategy and associated Housing Need and Demand Assessment (HNDA) (‘the Housing Strategy’) was prepared during the first half of 2021, prior to the passing of the Affordable Housing Act 2021. This new law defines two new forms of affordable housing (Affordable Dwelling Purchase and Cost Rental). It also amends the legislative underpinnings and requirements of the Local Authority Housing Strategies (under Part V of the Planning and Development Act 2000) in several ways, including:  

  • Introducing a requirement that a Housing Strategy makes an estimate of need for affordable purchase and cost rental housing (including through an assessment of rental affordability); and 
  • Raising/restoring Part V housing requirements to 20% of land granted residential planning permission, at least half of which (i.e. at least 10%) must be reserved for social housing and up to half of which may comprise affordable housing. 

The Carlow Housing Strategy and HNDA 2022-2028 therefore is now required to make an assessment of need for these affordable housing tenures (in addition to social housing), and must use this estimate to determine the breakdown of Part V housing requirements between social and affordable over the period of the development plan.  

The purpose of this appendix is to provide this assessment, as an additional annex to the existing draft Housing Strategy. This approach meets the new statutory requirements while minimising changes required to the draft Strategy. This assessment has been undertaken using the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage’s (DHLGH) HNDA Tool and Guidance2 (published April 2021), as this provides an additional functionality not available at the time the Housing Strategy was drafted. This assessment does not contradict the Housing Strategy and its HNDA but is instead a supplemental and focused analysis of affordable housing need which fulfils the new statutory requirements. As a result, this appendix focuses solely on the need for affordable housing.  

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