Spelthorne Local Plan - Preferred Options Consultation: Policies and Site Allocations

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Harris Lamb (Mr Sean Rooney) 21 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/290
  • Status: Accepted
As aforementioned in our response to Policy SP3 we consider that the proposed housing supply of 9,057 units is insufficient to meet Spelthorne's housing requirement of 9,045 units, or 603 dwellings per annum over the plan period (2020 – 2035). This supply has little contingency to account for the questionable delivery of many of the proposed housing supply sites. The Policy states with regard to Specialist Accommodation that 'The provision of welldesigned specialist forms of accommodation, incl
Home Builders Federation (Mark… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/141
  • Status: Accepted
Housing mix We consider the approach taken does not provide sufficient flexibility and seeks to impose a Borough wide mix of housing on a significant number of sites. The HBF considers the most effective approach to ensuring a mix of housing is to allocate a wide variety of sites both in terms of size and location. Different sites delivered by a range of house builders will inevitably deliver a better mix of housing. Whilst it is important to provide an indication of the mix the Council is expe
Staines Town Society (Sir/Mada… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/155
  • Status: Accepted
Cynically we wonder if Policy H1 should be called 'Homes for All who can afford them'. More seriously, the first clause should be renamed 'Housing Requirement' as its connection with the nature and amount of housing need in Spelthorne is tenuous. The proposed housing mix shows a more reasoned approach than the existing Plan. In clause 4, 'expected' should be replaced by 'required' in two places. We hope that clause 5 will be invoked sparingly. Allowing undersized housing is not good long-term pl
Spelthorne Borough Council (Cl… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/194
  • Status: Accepted
The policy states that "All new residential development ….. will be expected to meet with the minimum space standards as set out by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG)." These standards are minimum levels and they must be complied with in all circumstances. There is no reason why a development offering less than this space should ever be allowed. The policy item 5 – which allows below standard Studio flats – should be deleted. This is not acceptable and contradicts
Mrs Polly Watson 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/103
  • Status: Accepted
Ideally, I dont think the creation of studio flats should be encouraged. They don't allow for residents to separate social and personal space within their own homes. I think this is important even for residents that live alone as they still may want to have guests and socialise but not want them to view their personal bedroom space.
Aberdeen Standard Investments… 20 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/179
  • Status: Accepted
Policy H1: Homes for All 2.13 As previously stated in relation to Policy ST1, the Council's objective to provide 603 new dwellings per annum is noted and future development proposals for the Site will include residential development and will therefore be essential in contributing to achieving this growth. 2.14 The requirement to deliver a wide choice of homes to meet a range of accommodation needs is understood and supported, however, in relation to Point 3 which states "development proposals wi
Shepperton Residents Association 16 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/74
  • Status: Accepted
Re Accessible Homes (Paragraphs 7 & 8): For new builds it should always be possible to make "access" feasible without any get-out clauses. Also (Paragraphs 9 & 10): The provision of care home needs should be the priority and not necessarily access to shops and transport.
NTR Planning (Mr Mark Tombs) 10 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/60
  • Status: Accepted
Policy H1: Homes for all Part 11 of the draft policy states that specialist accommodation should be provided for developments of 100 units or more, unless it can be demonstrated that it would be unfeasible to do so. The 'unfeasible to do so' is supported, as there will be schemes where the provision of specialist forms of housing will not be viable or appropriate from an operational and investment perspective. One example would be proposals for 'Built to Rent1' (BTR) development, which would be
Henry Streeter Limited (Mr R Cruse) 06 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/40
  • Status: Accepted
Policy H1.3 deals with dwelling mix and suggests a need to follow rigorously the mix identified in the Strategic Housing Market Assessment. However in our view that policy should be applied more flexibility and regard should be had to the mix in the SHMA, but regard should also be had to the existing character or new character of the area within which the development site is located.
Mrs Michelle Purnell 02 Jan 2020

Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All

  • Comment ID: pol/37
  • Status: Accepted
Housing standards: The local plan states that the Council will expect all new homes to be flexible, accessible, adaptable and age friendly. However they only require the houses to be visitable dwellings under the local plan and only 10% worst case as Accessible, adaptable and wheelchair dwellings are entirely optional under Building Regs. Spelthorne need to be more specific if they want their policy to be enforceable.