Sevenoaks District Draft Local Plan Consultation July 2018

Document Section Draft Local Plan July 2018 Providing for Housing Choices Market and Affordable Housing Mix Policy 8 - Market and affordable housing mix [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID DLPP1106
Respondent Mr (GCJ Eclair-Heath ID-3967) [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Sep 2018
Current Status Accepted
Response Type OBSERVATIONS
Comment

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 it can enforce availability rules.

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