Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Montreal Park Residents' Assoc… 01 Oct 2018

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

  • Comment ID: DLPP1127
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
The table of house types by tenure should be titled as such to make clear that the figures are meant to be read across the rows and not down the columns. We question the allocation of as much as 20-25% of market housing for 4 bed units. Para 5.20 In the second sentence we suggest adding the words "particularly social rented housing" after "Building new affordable homes", to emphasise where the real need lies. Para 5.21 We question the "alternative approach" set out in the penultimate sentence
Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) 28 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: DLPP1106
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
There is no evidence that building more housing in Edenbridge will affect house prices. It will simply encourage migration because houses here are less expensive than in areas nearer the centre of London. So if affordable houses are to be provided and this is to protect young people from the district, there would have to be a limit on who can obtain them and how they are sold on. To keep control it would arguably be better that the Council take responsibility for providing the housing, so that
Tetlow King Planning (Planning… 27 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: DLPP1086
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
In the foreword to the Housing White Paper, the Prime Minister stated: "Our broken housing market is one of the greatest barriers to progress in Britain today. Whether buying or renting, the fact is that housing is increasingly unaffordable – particularly for ordinary working class people who are struggling to get by. "Today the average house costs almost eight times average earnings – an all-time record. As a result, it is difficult to get on the housing ladder, and the proportion of peopl
Nicola Jones ID-4778 27 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: DLPP1092
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Haulfryn supports the approach taken to Policy 8 in which it plans to deliver homes to meet the needs of the older population within the district. The Company provides specialist high quality dwellings that can meet the accommodation needs of the District's growing over 55's demographic. Haulfryn considers that emerging Policy 8 is justified by the evidence provided to inform the emerging plan. Delivering a range of homes Paragraph 5.1 of the draft Local Plan states: "A mix of homes of different
Tetlow King Planning (Planning… 27 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: DLPP1087
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
We represent Rentplus UK Ltd, an innovative company providing affordable rent to buy housing for working people aspiring to home ownership with an accessible route to achieve their dream through the rent - save - own model. This is achieved through a combination of a secure affordable rented period (whichever is the lower of 80% of open market rent, including any service charge, or Local Housing Allowance), giving time to save, and a 10% gifted deposit to enable tenants to buy their own home
Tetlow King Planning (Planning… 27 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: DLPP1088
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Rentplus properties are leased to and managed by Rentplus' housing association partners. They provide all the full range of housing management services for the Rentplus residents, including full repair and maintenance of the properties. The residents have security of tenure through five-year renewable Assured Shorthold Tenancy (AST) agreements with our housing association partner; this gives them the same rights and responsibilities as any other housing association tenant. Residents have t
Gladman (Mat Evans ID-1865) 26 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: DLPP975
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Gladman note the policy on market and affordable housing mix and whilst generally are supportive of the text in the policy as it relates to an element of flexibility with regard the split of house types on any one site, we would encourage the Council not to lose site of the fact that site specific circumstances or viability reasons could mean that such mix policies may have to be further flexed or relaxed in some instances. We do however not support the Council in its aspirations with regard the
Jon Kirby ID-2728 26 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: DLPP991
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
SKE acknowledge that the provision of new homes should contribute to meeting the needs of current and projected households. The District has a high proportion of large homes, however, given the District's ageing population, the Council recognise that the ability to retain young people is vital in order to provide a more balanced demographic. The Council therefore wish to sift towards a requirement for smaller dwellings, to increase the proportion of lower cost housing available in the District.
HBF (Mark Behrendt ID-2007) 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: DLPP812
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
Paragraph 56-007 of PPG requires local authorities to demonstrate the need for the optional technical standards to be applied to new homes. This evidence should include the likely future need for housing for older and disabled people, the accessibility and adaptability of existing stock, the different needs across tenure and the overall impact on viability. We can find no clear analysis within the Council's evidence base as to whether they have considered the full range of evidence required by P
Halstead Parish Council (Louis… 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: DLPP790
  • Status: Accepted
  • Response Type: Observations
* Halstead Parish Council support this policy.
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