South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18)

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Ilminster Town Council 27 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 693
It is evident that the recommended housing mix in llminster differs significantly from the house mix targets stated in the emerging local plan policy HG4. Site specific policies in llminster must therefore include specific housing mixes to ensure they meet local needs. Evidence and calculations regarding the mix are set out in Section 5 of the Housing Need Assessment. Dwellings should be focused on the provision of two and three-bedroom homes suitable to downsizers and young families, at the exp
Home Builders Federation (S Green) 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1834
The 2019 NPPF sets out that housing needs for different groups should be assessed to justify any policies on the size, type and tenure of housing (paras 61 & 62). These housing policies should be underpinned by relevant and up to date evidence which supports and justifies the policies concerned (para 31). All households should have access to different types of dwellings to meet their housing needs. When planning for an acceptable mix of dwellings types to meet people's housing needs the focus sh
Charles Bishop Ltd 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1775
Again the Plan refers to the SHMA for its evidence base (paragraph 9.37), this evidence will need to be revisited before the Plan is submitted to ensure that it is up to date in accordance with paragraph 31 of the NPPF 2019. In its evidence the Council should recognise that market signals are important in determining the mix of housing needed. The Local Plan Review should ensure that suitable sites are available for a wide range of types of development across a wide choice of appropriate locatio
Pegasus Group on behalf of Gre… 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1621
7.3 Policy HG4 identifies the mix of market housing units to be provided on major development sites, which the NPPF defines to be any site of 10 or more homes or with an area in excess of 0.5 hectares. 7.4 The mix has been taken from the SHMA which identifies the suggested mix of the totality of housing within South Somerset. 7.5 The SHMA mix cannot however be applied to all sites, as the mix will vary from scheme to scheme. For example, residential units provided as part of retail led schemes
Persimmon Homes (South West) Ltd 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1803
5.15 Again the Plan refers to the SHMA for its evidence base (paragraph 9.37), this evidence will need to be revisited before the Plan is submitted to ensure that it is up to date in accordance with paragraph 31 of the NPPF 2019. In its evidence the Council should recognise that market signals are important in determining the mix of housing needed. The Local Plan Review should ensure that suitable sites are available for a wide range of types of development across a wide choice of appropriate lo
Charles Bishop Ltd 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1392
The final comment we wish to make at this stage concerns a cluster of policies which include a level of precision which needs to be carefully considered or tempered with the scope for some flexibility. The policies seek to fix the percentage and type of affordable housing to be provided (HG2); the space standards to be applied to affordable housing (HG3) and the mix of market housing to be delivered (in terms of size measured by the number of bedrooms) (HG4). These matters or details would be be
«anonymous» 18 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1644
Whilst the suggested mix is qualified by being in "general accordance with". The market can only deliver private homes which will sell, interference in the open market sector has shown in the past to result in non delivery of housing. The impact of such additional constraints would need to be modelled in any plan wide viability assessment by consideration of the resulting cross‐subsidy from market profile to SSDC's target profile. Remove Policy HG4
Martock Parish Council 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 805
Paragraph 9.36ff Policy HG4 (ii) attempts to ensure a balance of market housing types in small developments. It is a worthy but weak policy because of lack of definitions of key terms such as 'sustainable balanced community' or 'immediate environment'. Our experience in Martock is that small developments seldom contain such a balance; all tend to be 4-bed houses regardless of their immediate environment. Because many developments in the village are small (10 or fewer) we would like to see this
Gladman (John Fleming) 17 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 1714
In principle, Gladman support the above policy which seeks to deliver a range of housing types. It is important that flexibility is built into the above policy as evidence supporting this policy only provides information at a certain point in time and housing needs will inevitably change over the plan period rather than seeking to require development proposals to be in accordance with the table contained in the policy wording. As such, greater flexibility is required, and it is recommended that
Clive Miller Planning Ltd 16 Sep 2019

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  • Comment ID: 696
Introduction 1.1 These representations are submitted on behalf of the Clive Miller Planning Consultancy. Whilst they no doubt reflect the needs and aspirations of a large number of existing clients, the comments have been prepared in-house as a result of the consultancy team's deliberations and in the light of national planning policy guidance and recent planning appeal decisions. 1.2 We would therefore invite the planning policy team and the council to give further consideration to the matters
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