Proposed Submission South Somerset Local Plan (2006 - 2028): Main Modifications - August 2014

Comment ID 84
Document Section Main Modifications Policy SS5: Delivering New Housing Growth Content View all on this section
Respondent Brian Jacobs View all by this respondent
Agent Brian Jacobs
Response Date 10 Oct 2014

I object to this policy because it fails to comply with the NPPF, particularly paragraph 50 which promotes self-build now designated Custom Build housing.

SSDC planning officers advise they have no means of acknowledging or accommodating Government directives to promote the provision of land for Custom Build constructions.

No policy exists within the Main Modifications that complies with NPPF directives, NPPG interpretation, the Localism Act 2011 or any ministerial and central Government promotion encouraging individual Custom Build solutions to the housing shortage. As such there is no means of utilising any portion of the thirty million pounds grant subsidy that has been made available to those wishing to build their own accommodation.

Policy SS5 is in direct conflict with national housing policy.