Such developments are invariably for either Housing Associations (RSL’s) i.e. Regulated Social Landlords, or private developers. While private developers are usually developing dwellings to sell to private individuals they do on occasions sell parts of the developments to RSL’s. Meanwhile developments by RSL’s can have a variety of tenures including very sheltered for rent, sheltered for rent, market rent, and shared ownership when the occupant in part owns and in part rents the dwelling.
All of those developments are designed to a predetermined brief provided by the client. For the private developer that brief is greatly influenced by the location of the site and what other housing and / or developers exist in the area and their target market. Meanwhile RSL’s determine the brief for each site based upon perceived need as determined by them and the Local Authority – thereafter such development is designed to a very clear set of criteria.