Representation 9808 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Merton College, Oxford represented by Savills (Mr James Yeoman)
|Support / Object:||OBJECT|
|Document Link:||BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - HOUSING, Housing Requirement, Q7|
|Representation:||We note the proposed new standard methodology for housing need was published for consultation in September 2017 by the Department for Communities and Local Government. Using the proposed methodology, Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils' OAN will increase to 439 and 573 homes respectively.|
The proposed transitional arrangements reports the new standardised method should be used unless the plan will be submitted for examination on or before 31 March 2018. This time deadline will not be achieved in respect of the new Plan and as such it is strongly recommended that any option for housing requirements take full account of the Government's consultation on calculating housing need.