AQW 1336/16-21

Mr Steven Agnew
Green Party
North Down

Tabled Date: 16/06/2016
Answered On Date: 24/06/2016
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Communities whether he plans to introduce a developers' contribution requiring new private housing developments to contain a social and affordable housing component.

Independent research, published by the then Department for Social Development in February 2016, highlights that most housing markets in Northern Ireland could not sustain a scheme of developer contributions at present. The report also highlights that there are key data and evidence gaps on issues pertinent to housing supply and the NI housing market more generally. My officials are working with officials in the Department for Infrastructure on these issues.