NPPF Changes Consultation 2015
Ensuring Housing Is Delivered On Land Allocated In Plans - Page 8
Do you consider that the starter home exception site policy should be extended to unviable or under used retail, leisure and non-residential institutional brownfield land?
- A blanket policy may not be appropriate. The local planning authority should be able to determine the balance required. In Guildford, for example, with its pressures for more housing, there are associated needs for many more schools, and much valued amenity land is already under threat. There is already an infrastructure deficit and this will increase with the current proposals.
- We appreciate the demand for starter homes but this should not be at the expense of bad land planning and inadequate infrastructure and services. Local authorities must have firm evidence that the land is genuinely redundant.