Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Kent County Council (Barbara C… 19 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP825
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Page 62 Provision and Delivery of County Council Community Services - The County Council welcomes the support provided in Policy 8 for all new housing to be to an accessible and adaptable standard and the requirement for housing developments of more than 20 units to provide 5% that are wheelchair accessible. This exceeds the level that the County Council currently requests in response to planning applications.
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP747
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District should continue to seek 40% affordable housing, subject to viability subject to viability, which will provide for the wider needs of the District while also combatting the affordability issues that exist in Sevenoaks. 6.2 Berkeley also agree that new forms of affordable housing should be explored by the District but be judged on a case by case basis. 6.3 A range of house types and tenures will meet the wider demands of the local housingneeds, while also helping t
Berkeley Group (Ronan Kirrane… 18 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP745
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Berkeley agree that the District should continue to seek 40% affordable housing, subject to viability subject to viability, which will provide for the wider needs of the District while also combatting the affordability issues that exist in Sevenoaks. 6.2 Berkeley also agree that new forms of affordable housing should be explored by the District but be judged on a case by case basis. 6.3 A range of house types and tenures will meet the wider demands of the local housing needs, while also helping
Sevenoaks & Swanley Liberal De… 17 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP634
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Housing Choice The shortage of affordable homes in Sevenoaks for people who work here is acute. It is a key reason for traffic congestion and poor air quality as so many people have to drive in from elsewhere to work The key shortage is social rented housing, which should have a higher share of the allocation; this should be done by tightening 'viability exemptions' which allow developers to escape requirements to contribute to affordable homes. The plan refers to the problems in keeping smaller
Chevening Parish Council (Judi… 11 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP584
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* "Affordable Housing" is a laudible aim but what provision will be made for ensuring that when a property is sold it remains in the "affordable housing" price bracket and is not subject to normal market pricing. Establishing the need for that affordable housing again ensuring the local housing needs are met is another critical element. People want to buy and live in Sevenoaks BECAUSE the house prices are high (& therefore there is a perceived "guaranteed" return on investment) and it is a lovel
Planning Bureau Ltd (Alexander… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP943
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
I act as Agent for McCarthy & Stone, the leading Retirement Housing Provider. Policy 8 The policy and its supporting paragraphs are generally to be applauded as it specifically encourages the provision of new homes specifically provided for older people. It does though requires the provision of a proportion of housing to M4(3) optional Building Regulations Standards. However, the PPG makes clear that: policies for wheelchair accessible homes should be applied only to those dwellings where the
Esther Larner ID-1640 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP497
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 8 – Affordable housing is an absolute requirement within small villages. Therefore offering more sites within village locations will ensure that opportunities for home ownership is available. The multigenerational nature of a village requires younger family members to have the opportunity to stay within the area they grew up in, and to continue to support older members of the family. Providing affordable units with shared ownership and points schemes seems to be the fairest way to maintai
CPRE Sevenoaks District Commit… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP541
  • Status: Accepted
Policy 8 – Market and affordable housing mix We support the policy. Para. 2 We think 'where appropriate' means 'as appropriate'. Para. 3 'Proposals for retirement villages, sustainably located, will be …' Paras. 5.20 and 5.27 Viability: following publication of the revised NPPF in July, the new guidance on viability advocates the use of viability assessments at the plan-making stage. As supporters of the policy to deliver affordable housing we hope the Council will follow this approach in or
Now Planning Ltd (Nora Galley… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP649
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Policy 8 ¨- most especially the flexible approach to defining affordable housing and the recognition that households in different life stages have different needs which need to be catered. We welcome the reference to 'retirement villages' and by implication the acknowledgement of the growing market for, and the growing willingness of developers to provide, 'retirement villages'. Typically and beneficially, these include high dependency units as well as a mix of housing types together with c
Badgers Mount Parish Council (… 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix

  • Comment ID: DLPP511
  • Status: Accepted
There should be a good mix of types of housing within each development so that people wishing to downsize do not have to move away from their friends and connections.