Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Local Housing Growth Settlement Boundaries Q9. What are your views on the options for revised settlement boundaries? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 9138657//3
Respondent Home Builders Federation Ltd (… [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 12 Dec 2018

The HBF preference is Option 1 which is the most flexible policy approach. For the Council to maximize housing supply the widest possible range of sites by size and market location are required so that small local, medium regional and large national house building companies have access to suitable land in order to offer the widest possible range of products. As advocated in the Housing White Paper (HWP) "Fixing the Broken Housing Market" a mix of sites provides choice for consumers, allows places to grow in sustainable ways and creates opportunities to diversify the construction sector.

Preference for Option 1