Policy HS4: Supported, sheltered and older persons housing

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Support

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 843

Received: 29/11/2016

Respondent: Mr Alan Gordon

Representation:

Support HS4: High quality provision will encourage release of under-occupied homes

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I support active attempts to increase the proportion of housing in the district, and in each town within the district, for sheltered and supported housing. There is an under-provision, but also this is vital to a sustainable strategy to deliver affordable housing by allowing existing under-occupied homes to be released and made available whilst providing more appropriate housing and conditions for more elderly residents of the district. There needs to be large increase in this sort of accommodation particularly those that provide separate housing units with a large degree of independence, in every town in the district. This needs to be of a high quality (low quality or high density provision is likely to be counter-productive as it will provide undesirable conditions that will discourage people from moving, particularly from moving out of larger, more under-occupied homes which are the most unaffordable in North Hertfordshire currently).

There needs to be a large increase in this sort of accommodation, particularly in separate housing units that provide full independence, in every town in the district. It needs to be high quality and low density, to encourage transition from larger, more under-occupied properties, so as to release these vital properties to new families in the district.

Object

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 1165

Received: 28/11/2016

Respondent: Croudace Homes Ltd

Agent: Portchester Planning Consultancy

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation:

Object to HS4: Demand should be proven, provision should be commercially driven

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Policy HS4: Supported, Sheltered and Older Persons Housing:
The second part of the policy is objected to. This is because it requires the provision, on sites of 100 units or more, of an element of accommodation under Class C3 and, on strategic sites, an element of accommodation of Class C2. It is inappropriate to 'require' such provision without there being a proven local demand for such accommodation in the immediate locality, coupled to named providers of such accommodation who are prepared to acquire land for these purposes from the land owner and/or house builder developing the site. Further, an in particular, it is not the role of a Local Plan or a Local Planning Authority to force a land owner and /or house builder to sell part of their site to a provider of Class C2 and C3 accommodation.

If there is a proven local need for such accommodation and an appropriate provider were to approach a land owner and/or house builder to acquire part of a larger site this is a matter purely for the parties concerned and must be commercially driven.

Support

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 1691

Received: 30/11/2016

Respondent: Mr Scott Oliver

Representation:

Support for HS4 on the grounds of:
- people living longer
- advances in medical care
- continual review of forecasts to meet needs required
- controls needed to prevent oversupply

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I Fully support this recommendation.

As more people live longer with advances in medical care etc. it will be essential to continually review forecasts for the the types of accommodation and placements required to ensure needs are met. It is also important that there are controls to prevent no oversupply of places.

Object

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 3913

Received: 29/11/2016

Respondent: Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? Yes

Duty to co-operate? Yes

Representation:

Support the inclusion of the policy.

It would be helpful if the Council was able to provide practical support to assist developers to make this provision, by way of up to date information and the potential facilitation of working with partners.

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Support

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 5951

Received: 24/11/2016

Respondent: Hitchin Town Action Group (HTAG)

Representation:

Support for HS4

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Support

Local Plan 2011-2031 Proposed Submission Draft

Representation ID: 6019

Received: 29/11/2016

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

Support HS4: Significant projected requirements for these forms of provision

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