Box 20 - Housing mix, homelessness and Private Sector Housing Renewal

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Object

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19263

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: Aroncorp Ltd

Agent: Broadlands

Representation:

The requirement for a specific percentage of one and two bedroomed dwellings should be deleted. People aspire to larger dwellings. Concern has been expressed about the provision of large numbers of small dwellings e.g. the SEEDA commissioned DTZ 2007 Report on Housing Type and Size in the South East. Further, experience in the planning of the Udimore Road, Rye site has shown that the affordable requirement (that at 40% is a significant element of the whole) does not necessarily correspond with the specified percentage and accordingly places a disproportionate requirement on the open market element to respect such percentage.

Full text:

The requirement for a specific percentage of one and two bedroomed dwellings should be deleted. People aspire to larger dwellings. Concern has been expressed about the provision of large numbers of small dwellings e.g. the SEEDA commissioned DTZ 2007 Report on Housing Type and Size in the South East. Further, experience in the planning of the Udimore Road, Rye site has shown that the affordable requirement (that at 40% is a significant element of the whole) does not necessarily correspond with the specified percentage and accordingly places a disproportionate requirement on the open market element to respect such percentage.

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19309

Received: 30/01/2009

Respondent: AmicusHorizon Ltd (Rother Homes)

Representation:

The housing needs of Rother were last captured and published via the Housing Market Assessment in 2006, as with most HMA's we have been involved with, they are only as good as the last update they have had.
We have a concern that the social properties procured via Planning Gain will not necessarily meet the current needs of the Borough - the gestation period for a large S106 site is historically many years too which exacerbates this problem. The needs figures need regular updating.

Full text:

The housing needs of Rother were last captured and published via the Housing Market Assessment in 2006, as with most HMA's we have been involved with, they are only as good as the last update they have had.
We have a concern that the social properties procured via Planning Gain will not necessarily meet the current needs of the Borough - the gestation period for a large S106 site is historically many years too which exacerbates this problem. The needs figures need regular updating.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19707

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

We strongly support the proposed policy on housing mix and empty homes

Comment

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 19712

Received: 02/03/2009

Respondent: Messrs. Chishick, Commotto and Terry

Representation:

Preferred Strategy (b)(c) on Housing Mix with respect to conversions and extensions needs to be subject to careful control.

Support

Core Strategy Consultation on Strategy Directions 2008

Representation ID: 20480

Received: 28/01/2009

Respondent: Northiam Parish Council

Representation:

The stated initiative to reduce the number of empty homes is strongly supported.

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.