Potential rural exception sites

If you have a potential rural exception site, it could be used for affordable homes.


An exception site is a site outside the village framework/development boundary which would never normally get planning consent but may be considered where it provides affordable homes for local people.

We are proud of our record for bringing forward affordable homes for local people through the exception site policy. 

Our aim is to work with local communities and parish councils to provide homes that the community are supportive of and want to see delivered.

Rural exception site leaflet

We are always on the look out for new sites.

If you have a piece of land that you feel would be suitable for a small affordable housing development, please complete the Exception Site Registration Form

If you have any questions about exception sites, or if need advice on whether to submit a site,
please email us at strategic.housing@scambs.gov.uk

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