Affordable housing

Epsom & Ewell Borough Council no longer owns or manages any affordable housing.  We work closely with registered providers (housing associations) and developers to ensure that affordable housing is provided in the borough.

Types of affordable housing

Rented homes (social housing)

Rented homes are let through Epsom & Ewell Borough Council Housing Needs Register.

Help to Buy

There are many low cost home ownership options provided through the Help to Buy scheme. These include:

  • shared ownership (part rent part buy)
  • equity loans
  • mortgage guarantee schemes.

For further information on help to buy options please visit Help to Buy East and South East and BPHA Options to Buy.

How is new affordable housing delivered?

We work closely with registered providers and developers to ensure that a mix of appropriate housing types and sizes are provided in the borough. This includes both rented and shared ownership properties. We regularly review the housing needs within the borough. 

We have identified that we need more affordable rented housing for families. It is our priority to increase the amount of family sized affordable rented housing. We aim to do this by working with registered providers on every future development that is capable of accommodating larger properties.

There are a number of ways in which affordable housing is delivered:

  • registered providers purchase and develop sites for affordable housing. They may also develop land already in their possession (e.g. disused garage sites)

  • buying existing housing on the open market and converting it to affordable housing.

  • using our planning policies to require private developers to provide affordable housing on qualifying sites.

What are our planning policies around affordable housing?

Our local plan policy CS9 sets out our plans for delivering affordable housing.

Please visit our planning advice page for further information about the affordable contribution for your development site.

Registered Providers

We work with a number of registered providers who own and manage around 2,800 affordable homes in the Borough. These include:

Abbeyfield Southern Oaks
Action for Blind People
A2Dominion Housing Group
Cherchefelle Housing Association
Epsom and Ewell Housing Association
Hyde Housing Association
L&Q Housing
Mount Green Housing Association
Orbit Group
Rosebery Housing Association
Paragon Community Housing Group
Raven Housing Trust
Riverside Group
Town and Country Housing
Transform Housing and Support

Future housing developments

Nescot College site

 A development of 2 bedroom and three bedroom houses provided by Circle Housing. There will be 11 shared ownership and 25 rented properties. Scheduled for completion 2016/17.

Ethel Bailey Gardens

A development of 2 bedroom flats and three bedroom houses provided by Orbit Housing. There will be 19 affordable housing properties which will be a mix of shared ownership and rented properties. Scheduled for completion 2016/17.

Hollymoor Lane

A development of 2 bedroom flats and 3, 4 and 5 bedroom houses provided by Orbit Housing. There will be 30 affordable properties which will be a mix of shared ownership and rented properties. Scheduled for completion 2018.