Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

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Sue Neville ID-5943 10 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP485
  • Status: Accepted
An admirable aim. Whilst development plans are not very specific, I don't get the impression much is being proposed for first-time buyers, young families and older people.
Sevenoaks & Swanley Liberal De… 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP442
  • Status: Accepted
Sevenoaks Liberal Democrats 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
Janice Box ID-2427 09 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP469
  • Status: Accepted
Too many houses in a small village community with no decent infrastructure is likely to cause greater congestion.
Laurie Fraser ID-3153 06 Sep 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP351
  • Status: Accepted
The Sunday Times British Home Awards shows how architects are designing for the future. The Hundred House is a design which costs £100,000 to build and is ideal for first time buyers. But will the big developers use this design? Probably not because they may feel there is not enough margin for them in building this style. So we already have answers to housing if the government would pay attention.
mark fittock ID-3531 29 Aug 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP182
  • Status: Accepted
The plan fails to address the shortage of social housing as those on minimum wage and zero hours contracts who make up a considerable portion of Swanley residents are unable to afford the so called "affordable" rent charges.
Bryan Harris ID-678 16 Jul 2018

Draft Local Plan July 2018 Executive Summary 5. Homes to suit all incomes

  • Comment ID: DLPP5
  • Status: Accepted
We need better planning laws, (against height restrictions, etc), that allow the developer to innovate with housing, and they shouldn't have their hands tied by having to create a mix of housing - the developer should be allowed to decide how best to build suitable homes. It may be best to group cheaper homes together. First time buyers (FTB's) should not expect the same facilities in homes as those built for a large family. For example, FTB's shouldn't get to have a massive garden - let them w