North Somerset Local Plan 2038 Preferred Options

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A Penna 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39306433//6
This policy explains that land will be identified to deliver a minimum of 20,085 dwellings during the plan period and proposes a spatial distribution across the authority area. The NPPG is clear that the standard methodology is the minimum starting point in determining the number of homes needed for a plan period. The Council has however proposed no uplift from the minimum local housing need starting point to support economic growth, to deliver affordable housing nor to accommodate unmet housin
Phil Neve 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 25488961//1
Overall I agree with the policy and allocations. With regard to small developments outside settlement boudnaries I beleive that in some cases 100% affordable may be hard to achieve due to cost factors and so I would like to see an additional allowance for mixed tenure developments with some dwellings for sale on the open market to provide cross subsidy . suggested additional wording: Housing schemes for a minimum of 50% affordable housing to meet local needs outside settelment boundaries will be
Ben Moss 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 27342689//5
I support the council's aim for at least 40% affordable housing, and want that to mean what it says, wherever they live. People should not have to move into the less nice parts of a big new estate if they don't have a lot of money. Developers should not be allowed to get away with claiming they cannot afford to build affordable housing. Developers and volume house builders are among the most profitable companies in the UK and can afford to deliver housing for those at all levels of income. As
FinnH 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 30661761//4
In February 2021, councils all over the country were reported by Inside Housing to have 'hit out' at the government's new and 'unrealistic' planning algorithm. The article explains that the government's housing need number is used to inform development targets in councils' local plans, which must be approved by ministers. For councils without an approved up-to-date local plan, the housing need figure becomes their target for the Housing Delivery Test. Local authorities that do not meet these ta
Nash Partnership 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 10234113//5
We support the proposed distribution of housing, including 1,676 homes to be accommodated in the villages and rural area, subject to the latter being accommodated in sustainable locations.
Judith Thomas 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39315361//1
I find it hard to believe you are suggesting that 1,120 new houses are built in Backwell. This would represent a 60% increase in the size of the village and turn it into a town. I have lived in Backwell for a considerable number of years and cannot see how we could contemplate an influx of this size. There is a limited supply of shops, schools, doctors, dentists, etc., and large proportion of people would be commuting into Bristol to work and would be using the A370 which is already heavily cong
Aston & Co UK Ltd + Bloor Home… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39316257//6
Policy SP8 as currently drafted contradicts itself and cannot be considered sound as it clearly fails to meet the criteria of being 'positively prepared'. Fundamentally, the Policy identifies that 'Land will be identified to secure the delivery of a minimum of 20,085 dwellings' but goes onto identify a distribution of homes which equates to only 18,046 homes. Whilst the overall level of housing provision is expressed as a minimum (correctly in our view), and is based on the standard methodology
Steve 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39324193//3
This comment specifically relates to Backwell. The proposed allocation for housing development in Backwell is excessive and is totally disproportionate. While I recognise that new houses need to be built, increasing the number of houses so dramatically will change the face of the village forever. Backwell is not close to existing or planned employment locations, and will not be able to accommodate infrastructure needed to support the proposed growth (transport and other services, eg waste and re
Chris Trowell 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39304289//7
I support the minimum requirement of 40% affordable housing from all sites of 10 or more dwellings, and from sites of 5 or more dwellings within the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. I also support the requirement for social rented (up to target rent levels), as opposed to 'affordable' rented (at up to 80% of market rent) housing. The government's First Homes initiative does nothing to address housing need, and the Council should seek to convert this 25% requirement to shared ownership or othe
Lichfields (on behalf of Ainsc… 29 Apr 2022

North Somerset Local Plan Preferred Options: Consultation Draft March 2022 3. Strategic Policies SP8: Housing SP8: Housing

  • Comment ID: 39316417//8
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