A New Local Plan: The Options Consultation


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. DAWKES Options such as providing smaller & affordable homes on brownfield sites, above flats or linked to community facilities need to be considered. However, this should not be done: at the expense of sacrificing entire communities; or pushing local infrastructure passed their breaking point; or introducing changes that lead to new record levels of pollution.

Successive governments & local councils make the mistake that improving the community & progress means expanding. This always leads to boom & bust. Focus on improving what we have & sustainabilty, not cramming more into areas which can't cope
29 Sep 2019 16:33
[Deleted] Michelle Boothroyd As per previous response, invest in areas which would benefit from regeneration rather than building in the unspoiled countryside which will then require additional roads, transportation etc. 30 Sep 2019 21:15
1939 (Joe Rooks) I don't have any suggestions I'm afraid. Sorry. 17 Sep 2019 12:29
1959 (Michael White) The focus needs to be on sites which are obviously brown-field sites, e.g. former office buildings and industrial sites. At no point should community facilities, e.g. recreational grounds, community centres etc be considered for housing.
Perhaps the compulsory purchase of empty housing stock should be considered?
19 Sep 2019 11:35
1967 (Jo Smith) Sub-division of larger dwellings where appropriate. Use spaces above shops. 26 Sep 2019 23:04
2point9 (Robert Stuart) Optimisation of urban area 30 Sep 2019 22:43
Abbie Chapman Assess available infrastructure to assess where pinchpoints could be avoided (e.g. the issue in Uttlesford where I lived previously is that new homes have been built but the roads and schools cannot cope) and start with fewer homes per year, given the government is yet to assess the impacts of the ambitious targets on: home ownership, biodiversity, economics, and inequality. If the government assesses progress and its impacts to date, they might find that the trade-offs associated with the plans for affordable housing were greater than estimated and need to reassess. 27 Sep 2019 11:31
Adam Page maximise brownfield development, sort out empty/rundown properties and disused commercial property 30 Sep 2019 21:31
Adrian Dent I think that within the next 15 years there will be major changes to the social environment and it is highly likely that urban land eg multi-storey car parks will be free up allowing the building of more homes without destroying the green belt or existing communities. 29 Sep 2019 21:04
ADRIAN MCGOVERN more ingenious design when it comes to planning for houses, rather than the cil levy money payment being important 31 Aug 2019 19:19
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