NPPF Changes Consultation 2015

Ensuring Housing Is Delivered On Land Allocated In Plans - Page 10

Question 16.

Should starter homes form a significant element of any housing component within mixed use developments and converted unlet commercial units?

  • We support the provision of some accommodation for first time buyers in mixed use developments, providing this does not result in the loss of needed commercial floorspace, and so support the requirement for evidence that there is no demand.
  • There needs to be a definition of what is meant by ‘significant’. We are concerned that if it means 50% or more of the affordable allocation, there should be o net loss of other forms of affordable housing.
  •  Many households, even those with 20% reduction, will not be able to afford to live in starter homes costing £250,000 in Guildford. There needs to be a mix of housing to accommodate all income levels, including essential workers.


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