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PROPOSED SUBMISSION LOCAL PLAN 2006-2028 - Aug 12

Proposed Submission Local Plan 2006-2028

Market Deliverability

4.103 Table 5: South Somerset Housing Trajectory 2006-2028 shows that the overall housing requirement for the District and the individual settlements can reasonably be achieved in market terms. Continuing provision of housing is anticipated throughout the plan period. The trajectory presents clear evidence that the housing distribution set out in Policy SS5 is realistic.

Policy SS5: Delivering New Housing Growth

Housing requirement will make provision for at least 15,950 dwellings in the plan period 2006 - 2028 of which 7,815 dwellings will be located within or adjacent to Yeovil, including a sustainable urban extension of 1,565 dwellings within the plan period, and a further 935 dwellings beyond the plan period.

This provision will include development and redevelopment within development areas, greenfield development identified within this Plan or to come forward through conversions of existing buildings, residential mobile homes and building elsewhere in accordance with the policy on development in rural settlements

The distribution of development across the settlement hierarchy will be in line with the numbers below:

Settlement
Local Plan
 2006-2028
Total Housing Requirement
Existing Housing Commitments 2006-2011
(as at April 2011)
Additional Housing Provision required (Total Housing Less Existing Commitments)
(as at April 2011)
Strategic Town
 
 
 
Yeovil
7,815
3,704
4,111*
 
 
 
 
Market Towns
 
 
 
Chard
1,861
521
1,340**
Crewkerne
1028
901
127
Ilminster
531
199
332
Wincanton
703
692
11
Somerton
400
235
165
Castle Cary/Ansford
400
127
273
Langport/Huish Episcopi
400
295
105
 
 
 
 
Rural Centres
 
 
 
Bruton
217
113
104
Ilchester
151
0
151
Martock
246
101
145
Milborne Port
299
210
89
South Petherton
245
151
94
Stoke Sub Hamdon
55
6
49
 
 
 
 
Other
 
 
 
Rural Settlements
2,400
1,267
1,133
 
 
 
 
Total
16,751***
8,522
8,229
* A further 935 dwellings are proposed at the Yeovil Urban Extension post 2028.
** A total of 3,237 dwellings are proposed in Chard, of which 1,376 dwellings are proposed at the Chard Growth Area post 2028.
*** 15,950 for the purposes of the overall provision is the District requirement to 2028. The cumulative total of 16,751 is 5% in excess of requirement but is considered in the context of development uncertainties and overall scale of provision, to be in broad agreement with the requirement.
 
Delivery

4.104 The following delivery bodies will be key in implementing Policy SS5:

  • South Somerset District Council;
  • Developers and Landowners.
 
Monitoring Indicators    Target   
Net additional dwellings by settlement Completion of additional housing provision between 2006 and 2028
Table 5: South Somerset Housing Trajectory