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

Comment ID 358
Document Section South Somerset Local Plan Review 2016-2036 Preferred Options Consultation (Regulation 18) Housing Mix of Affordable Housing Text Block View all on this section
Respondent Barry James PHSW View all by this respondent
Response Date 19 Aug 2019
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Comment

Policy HG2 relates to Affordable Housing. The % of affordable housing is noted and has its foundations in SHMA evidence. PHSW will work with SSDC to
ensure policy compliant developments come forward, subject to viability considerations. However, the policy as drafted does not include the important
proviso; the use of the word “should” instead of “will” is considered to give insufficient flexibility. There is reference in the supporting paragraphs but not the
policy. 

Similarly the absolute % splits of mix and tenure should be accompanied by a proviso that allows for changing/local circumstances (again there is commentary
in the Plan but not within the policy itself). 

Sentence 2 of Paragraph 9.26 is incomplete.