Box 20 - Threshold of Affordable Housing (rural areas)

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Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19166

Received: 26/01/2009

Respondent: Mr Nigel Jennings

Representation:

I support the lowering of the threshold in Rye and the rural areas.

Full text:

I support the lowering of the threshold in Rye and the rural areas.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19229

Received: 29/01/2009

Respondent: Sedlescombe Parish Council

Representation:

Sedlescombe Parish Council does not support the proposals in this section for the increase of affordable social housing in the countryside or villages. Sedlescombe currently has sufficient social housing (see box 18 above) but insufficient cheaper housing to buy.

Full text:

Sedlescombe Parish Council does not support the proposals in this section for the increase of affordable social housing in the countryside or villages. Sedlescombe currently has sufficient social housing (see box 18 above) but insufficient cheaper housing to buy.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19285

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Ian Dunlop

Representation:

As stated ,there is no point in bulding affordable housing where there are not the jobs for the inhabitants,ie rural areas. This type of housing should be provided in the urban areas where employment is more available.

Full text:

As stated ,there is no point in bulding affordable housing where there are not the jobs for the inhabitants,ie rural areas. This type of housing should be provided in the urban areas where employment is more available.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19322

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Town and Country Planning Solutions

Agent: Town and Country Planning Solutions

Representation:

While it is acknowledged that in most parts of the south east region there is a critical shortage of affordable accommodation, the setting of thresholds should be carefully considered so as to avoid discouraging developers from bringing forward suitable housing sites or larger housing sites in sustainable locations. In the towns including Rye and Battle, there is no reason why this should not be set at 15 dwellings rather than any lower figure, given that these are the most suitable locations for accommodating the majority of the new housing needed to meet housing targets.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19323

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Town and Country Planning Solutions

Agent: Town and Country Planning Solutions

Representation:

The policy could provide for the allocation of affordable housing sites (as in Wealden District) with developer contributions from all new open market housing within village settlement boundaries. Such contributions could then be used to acquire and service the allocated affordable housing sites. Such a policy could be introduced in addition to an 'exceptions' sites policy. The alternative of reducing the threshold to as low as 3 new dwellings is likely to result in no new housing sites coming forward in rural settlements, weakening any potential for affordable housing in such settlements.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20273

Received: 22/01/2009

Respondent: Battle Town Council

Representation:

Threshold of AH: The Council is content with the proposal to lower the threshold in Battle to 10 dwellings and prefers a mix which includes a high proportion of shared equity.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20481

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Northiam Parish Council

Representation:

The strategy of lowering the development qualification from 5 to 3 in the rural villages will help increase the number of affordable homes but the design of dwelling and the rent/purchase options are also key issues.

Full text:

RDC's housing strategy is to increase provision of affordable housing to meet identified needs. The Parish Council is concerned that those needs are not being based on up to date accurate information and that 'local needs' may mean district-wide to RDC rather than within the village. The strategy of lowering the development qualification from 5 to 3 in the rural villages will help increase the number of affordable homes but the design of dwelling and the rent/purchase options are also key issues.
The stated initiative to reduce the number of empty homes is strongly supported.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20482

Received: 23/01/2009

Respondent: Mr. D. Redhead

Agent: Kember Loudon Williams Ltd

Representation:

Affordable housing should have a 5 dwelling threshold in defined rural areas.