Affordable Housing SPD

The current Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) was formally adopted by Scarborough Borough Council on 25 February 2022. The SPD provides guidance for developers on the affordable housing requirements for all new residential developments.

As a quick guide, the following table sets out the percentage of affordable units required within different sized schemes within the different sub-housing market areas within the borough.


Affordable threshold (no of dwellings)

Housing market areas


Filey, Hunmanby and Southern parishes

Whitby, Northern and Western parishes





9 or less

No contribution*

* Note: if your proposal exceeds 0.5 hectares you should contact the local planning authority to discuss your case as an affordable provision will be required even if less than 10 units.

If you have any questions please contact the Forward Planning section on 01723 232480 or email