Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

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Dan Yeates 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21532929//6
Current adopted policy requiring off-site affordable housing contributions on sites between 5-9 dwellings is now inconsistent with the provisions of the revised NPPF and national Planning Practice Guidance.
South West Harp Planning Consortium 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21472001//1
Incorporate a wider definition of affordable tenures and a new assessment of local housing needs. Include an allowance for at least 10% of dwellings on major developments as affordable home ownership. Set target for affordable housing. Be ambitious in setting a percentage requirement and threshold(s) for affordable housing. Should introduce a policy aimed at first-time buyers and renters, and seek to allocate land specifically. Policy should encourage and enable affordable housing.
Coln Residential (DLP Planning) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21480737//4
Coln Residential contend that the affordable housing thresholds currently proposed in the JSP are inconsistent with national guidance. As detailed in previous representations to the JSP consultation stages, Coln Residential would argue that it is more appropriate to set out the affordable housing requirement in the four authorities emerging Local Plans, with each authority continuing to set differing affordable housing zones where necessary in order to reflect local circumstances.
wwarden 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 2670977//12
It is well know that developers have successfully argued against incorporating affordable houses in schemes, or at least reducing the number. This has been on the basis of viability. I don’t know if this argument is still allowed but the Plan should specifically require the inclusion of affordable houses in developments, with no viability escape. Clearly, developers should be well aware of the requirement when a planning application is submitted.
Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd (DLP) 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 10410369//5
TW contend that the affordable housing thresholds currently proposed in the JSP are inconsistent with national guidance. As detailed in previous representations to the JSP consultation stages, TW would argue that it is more appropriate to set out the affordable housing requirement in the four authorities emerging Local Plans, with each authority continuing to set differing affordable housing zones where necessary.
Ecomotive Ltd 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21472737//15
Revisions recommended for affordable housing policy.
Wainhomes 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21493473//6
A full review of affordable housing policies is supported.
Clevedon Town Council 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 8141825//1
More affordable housing in Clevedon
Rentplus UK Ltd 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 21467873//1
A new assessment of local housing need through aa revised SHMA must take into account of the NPPF2 definition of affordable housing
CH 10 Dec 2018

1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Potential new policy areas Q41. Do you have any views on the review of affordable housing policies?

  • Comment ID: 14891105//4
The proposal to seek affordable housing on sites of 5 or more dwellings is not supported. This low threshold is not consistent with national policy, and no justification has been provided for this. The new Local Plan needs to be consistent with national policy that states that provision of affordable housing should not be sought for residential developments that are not major developments.