Box 20 - Allocations for Affordable Housing and Exception Sites

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Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19091

Received: 11/11/2008

Respondent: Courtley Consultants Ltd

Agent: Courtley Consultants Ltd

Representation:

Need Viabilty assessment on Affordable Housing.

Housing Market Assessment must provide guidence on Housing Mix

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para b) does not accord with PPS3 in that it is not appropriate to allow any private housing to " incentive" affordable housing Exception sites. By definition the sites are released to meet local need!

Housing Mix
(a)The housing mix should relate to the housing market assessment. No reference is made to the Council's assessment of market need in this policy.This is contray to Para (b) were the housing mix is determined by the HMA and the LHN Survey

(viii) the loss of suitable employment sites like the Mill site at Robertsbridge should be strongly resisted. A strict critera on "viability" should be set out ie on marketing, alternative local employment opportunities, Council support,demand and supply etc. Like most land uses once the change of use is restricted the owner will often provide the viability themselves.

Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19226

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. The Parish Council does not support use of rural exception sites outside the development boundary for the building of affordable social housing.
Sedlescombe currently has sufficient social housing (see box 18 above) but insufficient cheaper housing to buy. Sedlescombe has 12% social housing which it considers to be sufficient, particularly with the lack of employment in the area and lack of public transport.

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c) Development in the countryside. The Parish Council does not support use of rural exception sites outside the development boundary for the building of affordable social housing. Sedlescombe has 12% social housing which it considers to be sufficient, particularly with the lack of employment in the area and lack of public transport.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19308

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: AmicusHorizon Ltd (Rother Homes)

Representation:

support the status quo

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support the status quo

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19764

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: East Sussex County Council

Representation:

Key to the pressing need for the District to provide affordable housing is the issue of viability and ability of developers to deliver the percentages of affordable housing proposed in the Core Strategy.
The County Council would wish to maintain its engagement with the District Council on this matter.
Clarification is sought on the statement at paragraph 10.28 where a small amount of market housing, effectively to incentivise the development of affordable housing allocations in the rural areas would be appropriate. It is not clear whether this is a reference to exception sites or not. Structure Plan saved policy H5 and Planning Policy Statement 3 (Housing) state that rural exception sites for affordable housing must not contain an element of market housing.