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

Comment ID pol/324
Document Section Spelthorne Local Plan Preferred Options: policies Housing Policy H1: Homes for All View all on this section
Respondent Mrs Caroline Nichols View all by this respondent
Response Date 21 Jan 2020

The Local Plan should stipulate that the minimum space requirement for all homes including flats will be not less than 60 square metres with three living rooms i.e. the minimum standard should be a two-bedroom flat.  The ratio of bedrooms to bathrooms should be no less than two bedrooms to one bathroom both for environmental   reasons and in order not to sacrifice living space.

As a model for good design the Council should look to the maisonettes that were designed in the 1950s. These types of properties encourage stable communities:  young families take a few years to outgrow them and disabled people have space for carers.

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