Affordable housing | Sevenoaks District Council

Affordable housing

Social housing

Social housing, homes available to rent from a housing association, is the most affordable form of housing. Refer to our Housing Register to find out more about social housing and how to apply for a property.

Low cost homeownership

There are a number of low cost ownership options available if you have a regular income and access to savings for a deposit and moving costs. These include First Homes, Shared Ownership and Discounted Market Housing. See Own Your Own Home for general information and GOV.UK and Share to Buy for more detailed information on shared ownership.

Our Intermediate Housing Protocol sets out the policy for allocating low costs ownership homes in the Sevenoaks District.

As of August 2023, First Homes have been permitted on the following development site:

  • Broom Hill, London Road, Swanley.
    Works have not yet started.
    Two, one bedroom houses and three, two bedroom houses will be available. View the planning application for the homes.

Rural and community-led housing

The Rural and Community Housing Enabling service (RACE) is carrying out housing needs surveys to support the District's communities who want to provide new affordable homes for local people.

The results of their surveys will be shared with town and parish councils. RACE also supports community-led housing groups such as community land trusts (CLTs) and co-housing projects.

For more information, please contact the RACE team or telephone 0782 5967570.