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Deleted User • A blanket approach to the challenge around development of affordable housing regardless of the quality of life and/or environmental impact is not the right way to go. Each area is different and there needs to be some accurate science behind the proposed development of each site in the Borough
• What happened to the £2.2m contribution from Millgate Homes for affordable homes?
21 Mar 2017 16:03
Deleted User Yes, I agree 21 Mar 2017 16:03
Woolf Bond Planning (strvwn Brown) See covering letter.

Policy CS21 is concerned with the affordable housing thresholds. The policy requires on-site provision on development of 5 or more dwellings and financial contributions of 20 percent of the gross number of dwellings on sites of 1 to 4 dwellings. This policy is in direct conflict with the current national planning guidance.

The Elmbridge Local Plan: Strategic Options Consultation (Reg 18) seeks to explain why Policy CS21 will remain part of the new Plan. It states that "in terms of the type of site coming forward for development in the Borough 91 % of current applications providing an increase in new homes are on sites of 10 or fewer units" (para 4.13). At the same time, only three key strategic areas within the Green Belt are considered for removal from the Green Belt (para 3.20). We would therefore urge the Council to reconsider designation of sites such as Claygate House and its land to the rear (east) of Claygate House, which can deliver a substantial amount of affordable housing while maintaining and supporting the functional and defensible Green Belt boundary.
21 Mar 2017 15:42
Woolf Bond Planning (strvwn Brown) No, I disagree 21 Mar 2017 15:42
Deleted User Affordable housing will always be needed throughout the borough and in order to avoid a ‘ghetto’ situation, as has become evident in some areas of Surrey it is preferable to have a mixed housing provision wherever possible, even if this is an anathema to developers. Elmbridge needs people from all walks of life living in the borough in order to flourish. 21 Mar 2017 13:38
Deleted User Yes, I agree 21 Mar 2017 13:38
Deleted User • However, a blanket approach to the challenge around development of affordable housing regardless of the quality of life and/or environmental impact is not the right way to go. Each area is different, and there needs to be a robust evaluation behind the proposed development of each site in the borough. 21 Mar 2017 13:15
Deleted User Yes, I agree 21 Mar 2017 13:15
Anthony Williamson Affordable housing & starter homes required 21 Mar 2017 12:55
Anthony Williamson Yes, I agree 21 Mar 2017 12:55
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