NPPF Changes Consultation 2015
Ensuring Housing Is Delivered On Land Allocated In Plans - Page 16
What are your views on the assumptions and data sources set out in this document to estimate the impact of the proposed changes? Is there any other evidence which you think we need to consider?
- We are concerned at the implications of many of the assumptions currently proposed. For example
o There is a danger that a significant proportion of starter homes will affect the rental sector. There is no data base to support the change in emphasis from low cost social renting housing/shared ownership initiatives and key worker requirements to starter homes.
o There is no evidence on the viability of a £250,000 cap per dwelling in Guildford.
o We are very concerned at the proposed relaxing of Green Belt policies both on brownfield land and on exception sites
- As the rate of planning permissions is double that of new build, we suggest that major changes to the planning system are not the solution to current problems of housing shortages for first time buyers.