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  • Release date: 6 November 2013
  • Period covered: 2012-13 to 2014-15
  • Next update: 23 October 2014
An annual report which includes information about the number of additional units delivered, as well as how the planning system contributed to the provision of these units.

Key points

  • In 2012-13, local authorities reported 2,042 additional affordable housing units had been delivered across Wales. Whilst this is a fall of 16 per cent compared with 2011-12, the total delivered since April 2011 represents 60 per cent of the Welsh Government’s target on affordable housing provision.
  • The number of affordable housing units delivered with capital grant funding has fallen during 2012-13 accounting for 62 per cent of all units delivered compared with 64 per cent in 2011-12.
  • Welsh Registered Social Landlords (RSLs) continued to make the largest contribution to additional affordable housing in Wales, delivering 83 per cent of all additional affordable housing provision during 2012-13 (1,704 units).
  • A total of 481(r) affordable housing units, a slight increase on 2011-12, were delivered on land made available by the public sector during 2012-13, half of which was on land made available by local authorities.

(r) revised on 6 November 2013.

Revision note

The figures shown for the number of additional affordable housing units delivered on public sector land during 2012-13 have been revised. Due to a processing error the original release incorrectly stated that a total of 431 additional affordable housing units were delivered on public sector land during 2012-13 however the correct figure was 481 units. Data were revised on 6 November 2013.


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