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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q18

Representation ID: 13167

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Mr. James Bailey)

Summary:

We consider that the Councils should be led by Government guidance with regards to the provision of Starter Homes.

Whilst we agree that Starter Homes should be provided on major development (developments of 10 dwellings or more) especially as they assist in meeting housing need, we consider that Starter Homes should be included as part of affordable housing provision and their provision should be met where possible and viable.

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Representation ID: 12927

COMMENT Dr Jonathan Tuppen

Summary:

Starter homes are in great demand but are avoided by many builders on the basis larger homes provide a better return. A policy to encourage development of starter homes may be required.

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Representation ID: 12840

COMMENT Persimmon Homes (Anglia) (Ms Laura Townes)

Summary:

The Council should therefore reflect Central Government policy and support the provision of Starter Homes. Indeed this support has recently been demonstrated by Mid Suffolk who have approved starter home son the strategic residential allocation of Eye Airfield (LPA ref:3563/15). Due consideration should therefore be given to actively incorporate Starter Homes within the affordable housing policy as well as promote their inclusion as part of all major schemes during the plan period.

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Representation ID: 12591

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* Provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 12481

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Ms Libby Hindle)

Summary:

We consider that the Councils should be led by Government guidance with regards to the provision of Starter Homes. Whilst we agree that Starter Homes should be provided on major developments (developments of 10 dwellings or more) especially as they assist in meeting housing need, we consider that Starter Homes should be included as part of affordable housing provision and their provision should be met where possible and viable.

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Representation ID: 12324

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Mr. James Bailey)

Summary:

We consider that the Councils should be led by Government guidance with regards to the provision of Starter Homes. Whilst we agree that Starter Homes should be provided on major developments (developments of 10 dwellings or more) especially as they assist in meeting housing need, we consider that Starter Homes should be included as part of affordable housing provision and their provision should be met where possible and viable.

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Representation ID: 12036

COMMENT Bloor Homes Eastern (Mr Gary Duncan) represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

Rather than requiring a specific proportion of starter homes, negotiating with
developers and landowners on a site by site basis would seem more likely to ensure
that delivery actually occurs. Any arbitrary fixed percentage requirement would be
inflexible. It is highly unlikely that any one size fits all approach would work right
across Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts.

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Representation ID: 11772

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

*Provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 11683

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

I support requiring a certain proportion of Starter Homes on strategic housing allocations.

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Representation ID: 11667

COMMENT Haughley Park Consortium represented by Boyer Planning (Mr. James Bailey)

Summary:

The Council should be led by Government guidance when determining their approach to Starter Homes. We consider that Starter Homes should be included within affordable housing provision and their provision should be subject to viability.

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Representation ID: 11637

COMMENT Bloor Homes Eastern represented by JB Planning Associates (Mr Nicholas Ward)

Summary:

Rather than requiring a specific proportion of starter homes, negotiating with developers and landowners on a site by site basis would seem more likely to ensure that delivery actually occurs. Any arbitrary fixed percentage requirement would be inflexible. It is highly unlikely that any one size fits all approach would work right across Babergh and Mid Suffolk Districts.

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Representation ID: 11548

COMMENT Annette Powell

Summary:

* Provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 11418

SUPPORT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

Yes, as part of the mix.

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Representation ID: 11333

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 11176

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

As identified in our housing needs survey there is a need for affordable housing for starter homes in proportion to housing stock within the area.

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Representation ID: 11002

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council believes that adequate provision of starter homes should be given due consideration by the District Councils.

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Representation ID: 10973

COMMENT Babergh Alliance of Parish & Town Councils (Helen Davies)

Summary:

Starter homes are in great demand but are avoided by many builders on the basis larger homes provide a better return. A policy to encourage development of starter homes may be required.

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Representation ID: 10913

COMMENT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

Therefore starter homes should be delivered to form potentially up to a quarter of a mixed package of affordable housing.

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Representation ID: 10852

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* Provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 10781

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Anything that will enable first time buyers to get a foothold in home ownership is supported. Would support starter homes being encompassed within the definition of affordable housing.
Meet local need

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Representation ID: 10508

COMMENT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* The provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 10422

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* The provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 10269

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

We consider that the Councils should be led by Government guidance with regards to the provision of Starter Homes.
Whilst we agree that Starter Homes should be provided on major developments (developments of 10 dwellings or more) especially as they assist in meeting housing need, we consider that Starter Homes should be included as part of affordable housing provision and their provision should be met where possible and viable.

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Representation ID: 9993

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* The provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.

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Representation ID: 9992

SUPPORT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* Encourage Self Builds - they support the local economy and rural outlook so should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 9850

COMMENT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

On strategic allocations a minimum of 5% Starter Homes in addition to the full affordable proportion required.

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Representation ID: 9708

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

The Council should be promoting the building of Starter Homes for first-time buyers under the age of 40. It is important that Starter Homes are built and an arbitrary percentage figure should not be used across the board. There should be a mechanism whereby first-time buyers from each settlement could put their names forward so that at least a realistic number of homes could be considered. There are some young people who would ideally like to have a home with a reasonable garden in a hamlet whereas others might prefer to be in a larger settlement with amenities and good public transport links.

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Representation ID: 9532

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

Starter homes enable first time buyers to get on the housing ladder but potentially distort the builder profit figures as they encourage mass building (see Persimmon annual accounts 2016 /2017).They should not be used to justify inappropriate development.

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Representation ID: 9434

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Encouraged to meet the need of local residents who wish or need to remain in the area when setting up home for the first time.

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Representation ID: 9385

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

Starter homes including apartments and/or quarter homes would be preferred as they have a smaller footprint. They should be designed to fit in with the local architecture. Identification of appropriate land should maintain the current housing density.

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Representation ID: 9377

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Provisions for Affordable homes should also consider Starter homes which are more appropriate to support growth of local community.
Starter homes should also be added into this mix. Sold at a discount of at least 20% below market value with a maximum sale cost of £250,000 exclusively to first time buyers these are the type of homes the local community needs.

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Representation ID: 9195

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Self Builds support local economy and rural outlook so should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 9129

COMMENT Mr Bay Knowles represented by Keymer Cavendish Limited (Mr Edward Keymer)

Summary:

Encourage starter homes where appropriate and in moderation.

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Representation ID: 9014

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

Encourage and support starter home scheme across the districts building this in to large development application as a condition for developers.

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Representation ID: 8787

SUPPORT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)

Summary:

support an approach which delivers starter homes in a range of locations from say 10% of the number of dwellings proposed for developments of 10 dwellings and over to also being acceptable on rural exceptions sites as a form of affordable housing.

There are a number of landowners out there who would support the provision of starter homes and homes for private rent in village locations particularly if it gave existing residents the opportunity to stay in a village in which they could buy or rent their first home or, their last home.

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Representation ID: 8767

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Considering employment and housing together, the available salary for the given employment will determine the kinds of houses needed, inevitably including starter homes.

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Representation ID: 8570

COMMENT Redlingfield parish meeting (Ms Janet Norman-Philips)

Summary:

There should be more starter home in all loactions including small villages and hamlets

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Representation ID: 8537

COMMENT Mr David Pettitt represented by Keymer Cavendish Limited (Philippa Hull)

Summary:

Encourage starter homes where appropriate and in moderation

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Representation ID: 8282

SUPPORT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

Starter Homes, sold at a discounted price, should be encouraged subject to the discount being applied in perpetuity to subsequent buyers.
It should be recognised that Starter Homes are a foot on the property ladder, not a destination and the creation of policies to encourage the regular turnover of ownership of these homes should be investigated.

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Representation ID: 8217

COMMENT Mr C Partridge

Summary:

The council should be supporting starter homes as it should give younger people the opportunity to get on the housing ladder.

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Representation ID: 8076

COMMENT Botesdale & Rickinghall CAP Group (Mr. William Sargeant)

Summary:

According to your glossary description the Housing White Paper 2017 requires Starter Homes to be included in the category of Affordable Housing. The developer can then decide on the combination of dwellings proposed to make up the required contribution to affordable housing. The District Council does not need to nominate a particular approach, but consider applications on merit.

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Representation ID: 7998

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

Starter homes should be included within the mix of any planning permission for 7+ houses. It is important that local people can afford to buy homes in their own villages if they wish and are not priced out of the market or forced to move away from family support.

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Representation ID: 7947

OBJECT Hadleigh Town Council (Mrs Carol Bailey)

Summary:

Starter homes should be included in the definition of affordable housing and included as a proportion of strategic allocations

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Representation ID: 7896

COMMENT Mr David Watts

Summary:

They should be strongly encouraged. We need more small new homes for both young people and for old people to downsize to.

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Representation ID: 7807

COMMENT Mr John Foster

Summary:

More starter homes are needed

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Representation ID: 7669

SUPPORT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

We support requiring a certain proportion of Starter Homes on strategic housing allocations.

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Representation ID: 7602

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

Given the cap on sale price of starter homes (such that they generate less profit for developers) it will be necessary to ensure that the quality of such homes (location and finish) are not substandard.

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Representation ID: 7581

SUPPORT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Planning need to ensure that just because they are starter homes with a maximum sale cost of £250,000 they aren't built down to substandard quality or sites. But without a doubt Starter homes are what this district needs as they are the ideal option for our young struggling to make a start in life.
Ideally council could run a vetted list alongside the council house list of people wanting starter homes so they could have first refusal of starter homes as they come onto the market

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Representation ID: 7463

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

As the government expect starter homes to be sold at a discount of at least 20% below market value and be on brownfield sites so must be part of the range of houses built. BDC need to ensure that just because they are started homes with a maximum sale cost of £250,000 they don't need to be built on substandard sites or sites less attractive to the developers.

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Representation ID: 7398

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

Given the cap on sale price of starter homes (such that they generate less profit for developers) it will be necessary to ensure that the quality of such homes (location and finish) are not substandard.

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Representation ID: 7319

SUPPORT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

The council should support the building of starter homes and also build council houses.

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Representation ID: 7142

COMMENT Mr Bernard Rushton

Summary:

Starter homes should be in close proximity to towns and tranport hubs (railway/bus stations) in order to discourage car use and minimise commuting times/distances

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Representation ID: 7125

COMMENT Mrs Linda Rushton

Summary:

Starter Homes should be clustered around Railway or Bus Stations to discourage car ownership in the future.

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Representation ID: 7123

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

Should be affordable to locals.

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Representation ID: 7031

COMMENT Mr & Mrs Martin Steele

Summary:

All developments over 10 houses should provide a mix of properties and starter homes should
provide a percentage of such.

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Representation ID: 6990

SUPPORT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

The District should adopt Planning Policy Guidance on exception sites which would increase flexibility for such homes

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Representation ID: 6966

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

Starter homes are a good idea.On strategic sites, 5% of new homes should be starter homes.

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Representation ID: 6710

SUPPORT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

There should be as many starter homes as possible. This is essential for young people in the area as there is insufficient affordable housing to enable young people to buy or rent their own home. There should be a combination of flats and small houses.

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Representation ID: 6682

COMMENT Mr Alan Lewis

Summary:

Starter homes including apartments and/or quarter homes should be supported as they go some way to address the issue of affordability for first time buyers. They should be designed to fit in with the local architecture. Identification of appropriate land should maintain the current housing density, but assuming that starter homes remain distinct from affordable housing the council should have a policy to to promote the construction of these by developers.

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Representation ID: 6639

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

A range of affordable homes including single storey for older and less mobile people should be included. Starter homes should be part of any development and not on substandard sites. Developers are building for max profit without consideration to afforability or need.

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Representation ID: 6391

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

On strategic sites, 5% of new homes should be starter homes.

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Representation ID: 6386

SUPPORT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

Starter and affordable houses should be an essential element of all developments

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Representation ID: 6321

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

With house prices at 9.6 to income this suggests we need more genuinely affordable quality homes. Taking Admiral's Quarter, Holbrook, as an example £260,000 is very expensive for an affordable home, in a rural area, considering level of income.

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Representation ID: 6231

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Provision of affordable homes should also consider starter homes which are more supportive of local communities and retention of local families.
Starter homes are in great demand but are avoided by many builders on the basis larger homes provide a better return. A policy to encourage development of starter homes may be required.
Council should consider the introduction of a register of vetted local residents in need of affordable or starter homes, possibly run alongside council housing lists, where builders would be required to give first refusal to people on the list. This would go some way to ensuring that the local housing need for affordable/starter homes was addressed rather than allowing investors into the game which reduces the availability of smaller homes and increases the communities' dependence on rented accommodation.

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Representation ID: 6144

COMMENT Endurance Estates represented by Savills (Mr Paul Rowland)

Summary:

It is difficult to comment before the government makes clear how these are to be controlled and how they will relate to affordable homes.

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Representation ID: 6115

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

We think the Councils should be aiming to ensure the provision of balanced and mixed communities. All developments above a certain size should contain a variety of house sizes and types. You should ensure that rural areas don't just contain executive homes but have starter homes as well. Similarly, there are urban situations where too many small dwellings can create its own social problems. Planning shies away from such issues because they are subjective, but as a society we are the worse off for this.

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Representation ID: 5877

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC believes the provision of starter homes should be encouraged throughout the area.

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Representation ID: 5856

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Starter homes need to be part of plan.

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Representation ID: 5844

SUPPORT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

Encourage and support starter home scheme across the districts building this in to large development application as a condition for developers.

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Representation ID: 5706

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

Such dwellings need to be designed and constructed so as to have a build in flexible whole life standard and thus be truly sustainable.

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Representation ID: 5538

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

We support the councils approach to build starter homes.

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Representation ID: 5458

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council wishes to support affordable and social housing options.

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Representation ID: 5231

COMMENT Mr Terence Gray

Summary:

Yes they are needed but consider small units possibly of two stories. Not five bed homes which are not starter homes

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Representation ID: 5222

COMMENT Mr Stephen Fisher

Summary:

Starter homes including apartments and/or quarter homes would be prefered as they have a smaller footprint. They should be designed to fit in with the local architecture. Identification of appropriate land should maintain the current housing density.

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Representation ID: 5144

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

The objective of starter homes should be achieved by requiring more smaller (i.e. two-bedroom) homes to be built

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Representation ID: 5143

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

This must relate to the particular development where they are needed. No rigid ruling.

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Representation ID: 5113

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

Build more! It is outlined in the Introduction and Context that household sizes are dropping and there has been a decline in the number of "couples with dependent children" in the area. Why is this? Because there are no starter homes and the market value is too expensive.

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Representation ID: 4981

COMMENT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

We would suggest the use of Government or Local authority owned Brownfield sites, if necessary these could be purchased.

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Representation ID: 4896

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

The Councils should encourage the construction of starter homes.

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Representation ID: 4675

SUPPORT Mr J Rapley

Summary:

Irrespective of location, town or rural, any multi house development should reflect the overall social mix of the population.

There are many cases where young families wishing to live, for example, in rural locations, where they cannot do so for reasons being price or lack of suitable homes.

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Representation ID: 4614

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

With house prices at 9.6 to income this suggests we need more genuinely affordable quality homes. Taking Admiral's Quarter, Holbrook, as an example £260,000 is very expensive for an affordable home, in a rural area, considering level of income.

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Representation ID: 4598

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

Such dwellings need to be designed and constructed so as to have a build in flexible whole life standard and thus be truly sustainable.

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Representation ID: 4480

SUPPORT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

The Parish Council is broadly supportive of the concept of starter homes.

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Representation ID: 4255

COMMENT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

On strategic allocations a minimum of 5% Starter Homes in addition to the full affordable proportion required.

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Representation ID: 4181

COMMENT Mrs Sheila Hurdwell

Summary:

Starter homes should be included in any mix of housing over 5 dwellings; these must be within a planned progression of housing types to enable the occupiers to progress up the housing ladder within the same village.

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Representation ID: 4146

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Starter homes should be in line with objectively identified need.

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Representation ID: 4096

COMMENT Mr Andy Day

Summary:

Surely affordable housing is a must for village life to continue so the young
Can stay in the area they have grown up in and carry on living their lives as their parents have , a sensible infrastructure plan is a must also to provide doctors surgeries , pre school nurseries ,new roads etc to ease the pressure on existing facilities

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Representation ID: 4090

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

Starter homes including flats and quarter homes should be considered as long as they fit with the surroundings

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Representation ID: 4037

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

Self Builds support local economy and rural outlook so should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 3955

SUPPORT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

As the government expect starter homes to be sold at a discount of at least 20% below market value and be on brownfield sites so must be part of the range of houses built. BDC need to ensure that just because they are starter homes with a maximum sale cost of £250,000 they don't need to be built on substandard sites or sites less attractive to the developers.

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Representation ID: 3928

COMMENT Mr Derek Fisher

Summary:

A provision for starter homes should be included in all developments numbering 10+ units.

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Representation ID: 3778

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

Self Builds support local economy and rural outlook so should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 3662

COMMENT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Approach should be that all homes including 'starter' are sited equitably across the whole district, to give people the chance to live in their existing or join an existing small community. All homes on these 'district wide' sites should be well designed/built; energy efficient; fitted into the landscape; have plenty of greenspace; benefit from improved public transport. Starter homes should be spread between all new developments - no one type housing 'ghettos'!

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Representation ID: 3429

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

As the government expect starter homes to be sold at a discount of at least 20% below market value and be on brownfield sites so must be part of the range of houses built. BDC need to ensure that just because they are started homes with a maximum sale cost of £250,000 they don't need to be built on substandard sites or sites less attractive to the developers.

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Representation ID: 3403

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish Council were supportive of the Starter Home initiative but with certain caveats. It was recognised that Starter homes would add to the suite of what will soon be referred to as Affordable Housing and for certain parts of the region these would add an important alternative for those younger people trying to get onto the 'housing ladder' with limited financial means. Concerns also raised over the legacy these houses might create when sold on by the first time buyers and the position it places the second purchaser which won't attract the benefits enjoyed by the first time buyer.

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Representation ID: 3304

COMMENT Braiseworth Hall Farms Limited represented by Evolution Town Planning (Mr David Barker)

Summary:

Starter Homes should be included as a proportion of the Council's affordable
housing allowance or as a separate requirement and the affordable housing
requirement adjusted accordingly. Starter Homes can provide an opportunity for low
cost housing on sites where it is not viable to provide other forms of affordable
housing. Starter Homes provide an incentive for developers to bring forward suitable
sites which may otherwise be left undeveloped and should be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 3090

SUPPORT Mrs June Webb

Summary:

Again if at a suitable price based on current average wage for most people Small homes for beginners are a must.

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Representation ID: 3036

COMMENT Mr Peter Sutters

Summary:

As a mix - not vast estates of social housing that will not create mixed communities.

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Representation ID: 2967

SUPPORT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

Surveys carried out in this area proved that there is a need for smaller, low cost affordable starter homes.
Bungalows and smaller starter housing units should remain as such in perpetuity through the removal of Permitted Development Rights.

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Representation ID: 2858

COMMENT Diss & District Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (Ms Deborah Sarson)

Summary:

The DDNP will have to take into consideration the local housing requirement and mixes of type and tenure as appropriate not only to the overall DDNP Area but to the individual settlements within it.

There need for starter homes will be assessed within the overall market need but it is considered that starter homes must be provided within a planned progression of housing types, to enable first time buyers the opportunity to move up the housing ladder within the same settlement or locality.

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Representation ID: 2605

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council believes that the approach should facilitate the building subject to identified need.

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Representation ID: 2422

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

Starter homes in the district should be actively promoted, but with reasonable sized rooms. Starter homes within Preston St Mary have not been identified as a need due to lack of school, amenities etc.

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Representation ID: 2396

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Starter Homes should remain as such and be sold on at the same discounted rate, not at open market prices.

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Representation ID: 2217

COMMENT Mrs Fiona Loader

Summary:

Starter homes should be included in any mix of housing over 5 dwellings

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Representation ID: 2138

COMMENT Capel St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Julie Lawes)

Summary:

There should be a minimum requirement for starter homes on strategic development sites. More important than affordable housing.

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Representation ID: 2055

COMMENT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

Starter homes. Developers build on a supply and demand however IF we could get more two bed properties and have a legal right to restrict PD then I am all for it.

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Representation ID: 1986

SUPPORT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

Starter homes are an important part of local housing stock to encourage young people to settle in an area. However it is equally important that there are also suitable mid range houses to ensure that families can stay in an area when they have links to the community

More details about Rep ID: 1986

Representation ID: 1915

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

There is a clear need for starter homes. However, these must be within a planned progression of housing types to enable the occupiers to progress up the housing ladder within the same village.

More details about Rep ID: 1915

Representation ID: 1811

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Starter homes are an important step to retain the balance of ages within communities. With an ageing population it will become ever more important to maintain that balance.

More details about Rep ID: 1811

Representation ID: 1746

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Starter homes are an important step to retain the balance of ages within communities. With an ageing population it will become ever more important to maintain that balance.

More details about Rep ID: 1746

Representation ID: 1706

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

The Council should be very positive about building as many starter homes as possible

More details about Rep ID: 1706

Representation ID: 1660

SUPPORT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Hoxne Parish Council agrees with the concept of starter homes as long as they are built to a high standard.

More details about Rep ID: 1660

Representation ID: 1397

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Include a percentage in developments of 10 dwellings and over

More details about Rep ID: 1397

Representation ID: 1242

COMMENT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

Support construction in main centres of employment where job vacancies cannot be fulfilled.

More details about Rep ID: 1242

Representation ID: 1186

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

Policy around starter homes should be targeted close to key employment sites to encourage job creation and economic development.

More details about Rep ID: 1186

Representation ID: 1131

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Firstly to ensure some are built and that they remain as starter homes - perhaps by removing permitted development rights. This should ensure they remain affordable allowing for inflation..

More details about Rep ID: 1131

Representation ID: 945

COMMENT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

2 bedroom houses with no PD rights

More details about Rep ID: 945

Representation ID: 800

COMMENT Supporters Against Fressingfield Expansion (SAFE) (Dr John Castro)

Summary:

Would not Council homes for rent be a more sustainable option and a better use of public funds?

More details about Rep ID: 800

Representation ID: 635

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considers starter homes to be an important part of sustaining core and hinterland villages in the face of an aging population.

More details about Rep ID: 635

Representation ID: 272

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

Active Approach

More details about Rep ID: 272

Representation ID: 187

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Encourage an increase in numbers

More details about Rep ID: 187

Representation ID: 113

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

The current policy of responding to local need seems appropriate.

More details about Rep ID: 113

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