PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

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Charles Bishop Ltd 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2385
  • Response Type: Support
Whilst it is acknowledged that affordable housing forms an important component of central Government policy, it also has to be recognised that this represents a substantial financial burden on landowners, particularly when associated with planning obligation contributions. Evidence from other authorities demonstrates that provision of affordable housing represents a very large subsidy from land value to such an extent that this can easily cause substantial viability problems even for large sites
David Wilson Homes Ltd 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 1337
  • Response Type: Object
POLICY HG3: AFFORDABLE HOUSING AND SUPPORTING TEXT 9.16-9.24 1 David Wilson Homes (DWH) object to the affordable housing target set out in Policy HG3 and the supporting text. 2 Policy HG3 uses 35% as the target for affordable housing. At this level affordable housing in many instances is unviable. This is likely to mean that housing land is not brought forward compromising both the delivery of affordable housing itself and wider Plan objectives where housing delivery is linked to regeneration
John T Cullen 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2214
  • Response Type: Object
Housing 2.40 Policy HG3 – Provision of Affordable Housing identifies a target for 35% affordable housing on sites exceeding 0.2ha or on developments with 6 or more dwellings. Our client recognises the need for affordable homes. However in accordance with paragraph 50 of the NPPF, it is contended that this policy "should be sufficiently flexible to take account of changing market conditions over time". 2.41 As such, in the light of the guidance contained within the NPPF, it is contended t
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 1979
  • Response Type: Object
Say that setting a minimum for affordable housing provision does not accord with national policy and that a maximum "target" subject to viability is the correct approach;
Donne Holdings and Somerset Co… 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2191
  • Response Type: Object
Policy HG3 states: "Planning permission for the erection of new dwellings will be permitted provided that, where it is viable to do so, the scheme provides affordable housing in accordance with the following: [a table is then provided and for Ansford/Castle Cary the figure is 35%]" We support the sentiment of this policy. There has been a widespread failure to deliver affordable housing in the last era in spite of massive public subsidy, which is now unavailable, and the biggest property boom i
Abbey Manor Group 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2247
  • Response Type: Object
Abbey Manor Group objects to the first bullet point of Policy HG3 which requires affordable housing to be provided without the need for public subsidy. Where development proposals are able to secure public subsidy this should not be prevented or restricted by planning policy.
Mactaggart & Mickel (K Hopkins) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2408
  • Response Type: Object
South Somerset District Council has confirmed that, in Primary Market Towns a target of 35% affordable housing is proposed. This target should be subject to negotiation and based upon the components of the proposed development, and its contribution to the Council's strategy and viability. It is noted that delivery of affordable homes in the district has fallen short of the adopted Local Plan's target of 35% with a figure of 23% in recent years. It is important for the Local Plan to present a r
Barratt Developments 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 1879
  • Response Type: Object
It is a concern that the affordable housing target of 35% is based upon the Taunton and South Somerset Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA), 2009. The majority of the analysis and evidence within the SHMA was undertaken in 2008 and accordingly the findings are over four years old and do not account for the further deterioration in economic conditions that has occurred during the intervening period. In addition to the above, the SHMA suggests that the maximum target justifiable across the
Mactaggart & Mickel (K Hopkins) 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 2409
  • Response Type: Object
South Somerset District Council has confirmed that, in Primary Market Towns a target of 35% affordable housing is proposed. This target should be subject to negotiation and based upon the components of the proposed development, and its contribution to the Council's strategy and viability. It is noted that delivery of affordable homes in the district has fallen short of the adopted Local Plan's target of 35% with a figure of 23% in recent years. It is important for the Local Plan to present a r
h.best123@btinternet.com 10 Aug 2012

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028 Housing Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Thresholds Affordable Housing Thresholds Policies HG3 and HG4

  • Comment ID: 1671
  • Response Type: Support
This policy is strongly supported, though it would do little to provide affordable housing for local people in rural areas, which CPRE considers to be a pressing need. However if house prices should fall substantially, which seems highly desirable in view of the statement (para 2.17) that the average house price in SS is over nine times the average salary, it is likely that developers will try claiming that a 35% provision of affordable housing is not viable and it is hoped that SSDC will resist
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