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