Delivering affordable housing is a priority for the city and the regeneration. For the framework to successfully enable regeneration and deliver much needed new homes and employment space, it must provide a structure which allows for financially viable developments. There are a number of costs associated with the early stages of regeneration. To kick-start regeneration it is likely that the amount of affordable housing in the first phase will need to be reduced below the 30% required by current policy. Future phases will be expected to be fully policy compliant, and on council owned plots, the council will seek to maximise affordable housing provision.