Housing

Do you have any questions or suggestions for the Neighbourhood Plan regarding housing or development? If so, please add a comment below.

Second homes, affordable house and shared ownership, Affordable Housing suppliers, rate of development required, Housing policy (Council Tax, “bedroom tax”, tax on second homes), appearance of new builds, infill development, quality of construction; preserving green spaces.

Housing and other (Agricultural, industrial) Development; private development, brown or green fields policies, Hamlets.

Major development proposals, June 2015

The Council was asked to comment on two larger than usual applications in June. In line with the emerging policies on housing, it objected to one and did not object to another. More about the largest one is on this page: Shire Lane development.

Housing needs survey, November 2014

A summary of the results is reproduced below. The report was approved formally by the Council in March, and can be downloaded here: Housing Needs Report, Uplyme.

Principal conclusions: The survey identified a need for seven affordable homes within the next 5 years:

  • Current: four households
  • Future (within 5 years): three households

Recommendations

  1. A provision of additional affordable housing is needed to meet local needs in the Parish of Uplyme.
  2. The need is for seven affordable rented homes.

Key findings

Affordability: The survey found seven respondents in housing need who could not afford to buy or rent in the open market.

Local connection: All of the households in need meet the East Devon District Council local connection requirement.

Other findings

The survey achieved its aim of identifying actual households in need. 809 surveys were delivered and 188 survey forms were returned. The response rate was 23.2%.

87% of those replying said they would be in favour of a small development of affordable housing for local people. 13% were not in favour. 65 households did not reply to this question.

20 households declared an interest in individual self-build and 15 in some form of group self-build.

 

Comments

  1. JOHN LOOSEMORE

    BETTERMENT PROPERTIES (WEYMOUT) LTD STILL HAVE PLOT 17 WHIXH IT WILL SEEK TO DEVELOP ON THE SITE IN UPLYME
    WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE YOU ANY DETAILS AND INFORMATION THAT YOU MAY WISH TO INCOPORATE IN YOUR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN.

    JOHN LOOSEMORE

    1. Uplyme Clerk Post author

      Dear Mr Loosemore,

      Thank you for your comment, and also the letter that arrived earlier this week, which was presented at a N. Plan meeting last night.

  2. Terry Bradley

    Terry Bradley
    Landon
    Harcombe Rd

    Sirs
    I dread the possibility of planning permission being granted for a development of market housing on the south side of Harcombe Rd. Quite apart from the destruction of land which is part of an area of outstanding natural beauty, I do not believe that Harcombe Rd in its present state will take an increase in volume of traffic without major widening. At the moment it is quite a ‘rat run’ with cars easily exceeding 30 mph because of its straight nature, but when meeting any oncoming traffic, cars and tractors have to duck in to residents driveways to allow passing. There is a further consideration in the dangerous exit on to the A35, particularly when trying to enter Harcombe Rd when travelling from the direction of Bridport.

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