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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q19

Representation ID: 13168

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

Summary:

As required by National Planning Policy, we consider that the Councils should continue to seek to provide a range of housing tenures, in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We would suggest that the Councils include a policy within their emerging Local Plan which makes reference to a need for new developments to provide, where possible and viable, a range of housing tenure and mix in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We do not consider that the Councils should specify the percentages of particular types of dwellings within their policies as this would not represent a flexible approach to decision making and housing need may change across the Districts during the emerging Local Plan period. We consider that the precise percentage of housing mix should be dealt with on a case by case basis and be informed by site location.

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Representation ID: 12849

SUPPORT Persimmon Homes (Anglia) (Ms Laura Townes)

Summary:

Option HM1 provides more flexibility to tailor the proposed housing mix to the characteristics of the site. Therefore the required housing mix should be considered on a site by site basis having regard to local needs and site characteristics at the time of a planning application.

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Representation ID: 12663

COMMENT Mr Bryan Fawcett

Summary:

There is a requirement for provision of accessible homes and bungalows.
. With the ageing population in Babergh there needs to be policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing. It should be acknowledged that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The ageing population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 12592

COMMENT Mr Alastair Powell

Summary:

* Housing mix should consider need not greatest developers profits.
* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 12541

COMMENT Llanover Estates represented by LRM Planning Ltd (michael rees)

Summary:

From the evidence provided it will clearly be important to provide accommodation for older persons. Indeed, across the districts the number of people aged over 65 is expected to increase by 59%. Accordingly, we note that there will be an increase in the need for suitable flatted and bungalow accommodation as well as the additional 1004 nursing spaces in Mid Suffolk. Accordingly sites will need to be identified that can help contribute towards this need (which includes C2 residential care as well as C3). We note that this itself can help to free up larger family homes and help with availability elsewhere.
We note that there is also a need to provide for starter homes to ensure that young families / people can remain in their local areas.

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Representation ID: 12482

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

Summary:

As required by National Planning Policy, we consider that the Councils should continue to seek to provide a range of housing tenures, in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We would suggest that the Councils include a policy within their emerging Local Plan which makes reference to a need for new developments to provide, where possible and viable, a range of housing tenure and mix in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We do not consider that the Councils should specify the percentages of particular types of dwellings within their policies as this would not represent a flexible approach to decision making and housing need may change across the Districts during the Plan period.

Agree with HM1. Precise percentage of housing mix should be dealt with on a case by case basis and informed by site location.

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Representation ID: 12456

SUPPORT Ms C Ciechomski represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr. James Firth)

Summary:

We are supportive of Option HM1 which seeks to set a broad requirement for a mix of housing to be provided as part of all housing developments, with the precise nature of the mix to be determined by the market. The importance of delivering a wide choice of high quality homes is central to the National Planning Policy Framework (Paragraph 50). Setting a broad requirement for a mix of housing, whilst recognising the precise mix should be determined by market trends and is encouraged by National Policy.

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Representation ID: 12325

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

Summary:

As required by National Planning Policy, we consider that the Councils should continue to seek to provide a range of housing tenures, in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We would suggest that the Councils include a policy within their emerging Local Plan which makes reference to a need for new developments to provide, where possible and viable, a range of housing tenure and mix in accordance with the most recently published SHMA. We do not consider that the Councils should specify the percentages of particular types of dwellings within their policies as this would not represent a flexible approach to decision making and housing need may change across the Districts during the emerging Local Plan period. The precise percentage of housing mix should be dealt with on a case by case basis and be informed by site location.

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Representation ID: 12106

COMMENT Gladman (Mr Richard Crosthwaite)

Summary:

Provision of specialist housing to meet the needs of older people is of increasing importance and the Councils need to ensure that this is reflected through a positive policy approach within the Local Plan. Councils must establish a robust understanding of the scale of this element of need across the districts. Specialist housing with care for older people differ from traditional sheltered/retirement accommodation schemes.

Recent research conducted by Irwin Mitchell graded local planning authorities depending on the policies in place in their recently adopted or emerging local plans. the head of planning at Irwin Mitchell stated: ''Properly providing for the housing needs of the ageing and the elderly therefore represents a land efficient way for local planning authorities to also address general housing needs.''

More details about Rep ID: 12106

Representation ID: 12061

COMMENT Heathpatch Limited represented by Wincer Kievenaar Architects Limited, (Mr Craig Western)

Summary:

As noted above, this response supports the provision of affordable housing, and
achieving the right mix of housing types to meet need in the area. HP is already a
local landlord and would propose to retain dwellings for both affordable rent and
market rent.

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Representation ID: 12035

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

Summary:

Any new policy requirements in respect of the provision of accessible dwellings and
bungalows must be considered in the context of all other policy requirements being
placed upon developers, and costed accordingly within the Local Plan Viability
Assessment. Quite evidently, requirements for bungalows would reduce overall
densities and dwelling provision, with implications regarding the total overall amount
of development land that will be required to address the housing requirement.

The Councils will need to be very careful to ensure that they act in a flexible manner and avoid introducing
unreasonable development costs that could threaten required housing delivery rates
being achieved.

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Representation ID: 11807

COMMENT Amber REI represented by Pegasus Group (Mr David Onions)

Summary:

The approach to provide a housing mix which accords broadly with the SHMA with the precise nature to be determined by market conditions is preferred. However the policy should also make clear that a range of factors, including site viability, should also be taken into account in determining market mix.

It should be recognised that not all sites are suitable either for accessible/adaptable dwellings or bungalows. In addition it should be recognised that ground floor units within flatted developments function largely in the same way as bungalows providing level access throughout.

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Representation ID: 11777

OBJECT Mr & Mrs Heather & Michael Earey

Summary:

Older persons
*We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
*A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 11684

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Given the identified increase in the older population i.e. that the number of people aged over 65 is expected to rise by 59% by 2036, I suggest BDC should be prioritising the provision of housing that would help enable people to live in their homes for longer and/or live in their homes more easily.

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Representation ID: 11669

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

Summary:

In determining the provision of dwellings across the Districts, the Councils should be led by the most recently published SHMA. To ensure that the emerging Local Plan does not become "out of date", the Council should not include a specific housing mix in their emerging Local Plan but, rather, include a policy which refers to the need for new developments to provide a mix of dwelling tenures in accordance with the most recently published SHMA.

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Representation ID: 11636

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

Summary:

Any new policy requirements in respect of the provision of accessible dwellings and bungalows must be considered in the context of all other policy requirements being placed upon developers, and costed accordingly within the Local Plan Viability Assessment. Quite evidently, requirements for bungalows would reduce overall densities and dwelling provision, with implications regarding the total overall amount of development land that will be required to address the housing requirement.

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Representation ID: 11601

COMMENT South Suffolk Constituency Labour Party (Ms Emma Bishton)

Summary:

Clear that there is a very high need in the district for smaller and suitable houses for older people to downsize into, and for younger people to move into, particularly in villages. Building more housing stock for older people to downsize could free up, and make more affordable, housing for younger families to move into. Therefore we support options HM2 and HM3.

Plan states that the majority of housing required will be 'two, three and four bedroom houses'. It is highly unlikely that Babergh will deliver either the numbers of affordable homes or the type of homes needed without a more specific and carefully delineated breakdown of housing requirements. We consider the plans should prioritising smaller houses to encourage the flow of housing through the generations, in line with HM2.

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Representation ID: 11585

COMMENT Heathpatch Limited represented by Wincer Kievenaar Architects Limited, (Mr Craig Western)

Summary:

As noted above, this response supports the provision of affordable housing, and
achieving the right mix of housing types to meet need in the area. HP is already a
local landlord and would propose to retain dwellings for both affordable rent and
market rent.

More details about Rep ID: 11585

Representation ID: 11549

COMMENT Annette Powell

Summary:

* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 11419

COMMENT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

We would support a proportionate response to the evidence base: providing smaller houses and homes for the elderly is an increasing concern.

More details about Rep ID: 11419

Representation ID: 11334

COMMENT Sproughton Playing Field (Damian Lavington)

Summary:

* The housing mix should consider need not greatest developers profits.
* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 11222

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

Housing types and tenure should be driven by local need, which may be different from place to place. This should take into account the local demographic (e.g. older people in the community wishing to move from a family home to a bungalow or young people brought up in the community wishing to get their first home of their own). It should also take into account the issues faced by local employers in recruiting and retaining staff with the reasonable prospect of being able to find local housing.

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Representation ID: 11186

COMMENT Mr S Ruffell represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr Michael Ward)

Summary:

We are supportive of option HM1 which seeks to set a broad requirement for a mix of housing to be provided as part of all housing developments, with the precise nature of the mix to be determined by the market. The importance of delivering a wide choice of high quality homes is central to the NPPF (paragraph 50). Setting a broad requirement for a mix of housing, whilst recognising the precise mix should be determined by market trends is encouraged by National Policy.

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Representation ID: 11177

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

Out of our housing needs survey - 10 households stated they had a need. A further 5 households stated that they wanted to return to the village. A total of 15 households identified. There were an additional 15 households claiming a local connection on gateway to home choice. Indicating a combined need of up to 30 new houses. CAS recommendation would be to bring forward circa 10 new houses to begin with. This would need to be a mixture of affordable, family and retirement bungalows.

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Representation ID: 11096

COMMENT Catesby Estates Limited represented by Strutt & Parker LLP (Jen Carroll)

Summary:

We are supportive of Option HM1 which seeks to set a broad requirement for a mix of housing to be provided as part of all housing developments, with the precise nature of the mix to be determined by the market. The importance of delivering a wide choice of high quality homes is central to the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 50). Setting a broad requirement for a mix of housing, whilst recognising the precise mix should be determined by market trends,
is encouraged by National Policy.

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Representation ID: 11004

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council believes that prioritisation should be given to the provision of Lifetime Homes.

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Representation ID: 10971

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

Summary:

The known demographic indicates there are many older people who require bungalows or ground floor apartments. The former are now a rarity on new build sites - this should be addressed and actively considered when reviewing planning applications.

A policy supporting the development of residential/nursing homes and specialist housing (sheltered, enhanced/sheltered and extra care) should also be considered as described in Option HM3.

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Representation ID: 10914

COMMENT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

No. Option HM1 which broadly follows the mix identified in the SHMA is preferred. Specific dwelling types and specialist housing preferences can be set within general policy.

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Representation ID: 10853

COMMENT Mrs Carol Marshall

Summary:

* Housing mix should consider need not greatest developers profits.
* I support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 10853

Representation ID: 10783

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Within Mendlesham there is a need for smaller first time buyer homes and also Bungalows to allow older people to downsize as their family sizes decrease.
Yes if the local village or cluster has specific needs.

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Representation ID: 10638

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

As there is no great need for vast amounts of new housing in Sproughton perhaps the small amount that will be built should incorporate new technology.

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Representation ID: 10631

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 10534

COMMENT Rentplus represented by Tetlow King Planning (Meghan Rossiter)

Summary:

The significant increase in the number of households living in private rented accommodation, combined with low affordability across the two districts places a clear onus on the Councils to plan for better, and increased affordable housing provision that meets the full range of needs. Private rented accommodation is not a proxy for affordable rented accommodation, and should not be relied upon in the Joint Local Plan to meet needs in the long term.

Many of those households may be more appropriately housed in affordable housing, but with the ability to save for home ownership. Rent to buy housing is aimed at this.

It would be useful to consider including specific consideration for rented tenure, to enable greater access to affordable rented housing.

More details about Rep ID: 10534

Representation ID: 10507

COMMENT Mr Joe Lavington

Summary:

* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 10423

COMMENT Wendy Lavington

Summary:

* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 10423

Representation ID: 10273

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

As required by National Planning Policy,Councils should seek to provide a range of housing tenures and suggest that the Councils include a policy within their emerging Local Plan which makes reference to a need for new developments to provide, where possible and viable, a range of housing tenure and mix in accordance with the most recently published SHMA.
We do not consider Councils should specify percentages of particular types of dwellings within their policies as this would not represent a flexible approach to decision making and housing need may change across the Districts during the emerging Local Plan period.

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Representation ID: 10082

COMMENT Cotton Parish Council (Mr Rod Caird) represented by Mr Rod Caird

Summary:

Discussions with residents clearly showed a need for cheaper housing for younger families, properties for current residents to down-size into, and well-built three bedroomed houses for families to live in for an extended period.

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Representation ID: 9994

COMMENT Charlotte Lavington

Summary:

* We support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 9994

Representation ID: 9709

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Yes, both starter homes and homes for the elderly who are having to move to more appropriate housing should be prioritised. The latter should be custom-built.

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Representation ID: 9534

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

"Homes for Life" should be a category where they can be equally used as a family home or one occupied by older generations with reduced mobility. This would avoid the "bungalow" culture where they utilise excessive amounts of land at a higher cost.

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Representation ID: 9435

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

In a housing survey conducted in Bacton in December 2016, respondents were looking for the following sizes of dwelling
1 bed 2.4%
2 bed 19.0%
3 bed 52.4%
4 bed 21.4%
5 bed 4.8%
Of these 31% wanted new build and a further 14.3% self-build.

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Representation ID: 9386

COMMENT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

Starter homes/apartments and affordable housing would be desirable (aesthetically compatible with the area) to achieve a better community profile.

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Representation ID: 9379

COMMENT Mrs Mel Seager

Summary:

Requirements for provision of accessible homes and bungalows on 10+ developments are becoming a necessity.

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Representation ID: 9236

COMMENT The Gooderham Family and ESCO Developments Ltd represented by Cheffins Planning & Development (Mr Jon Jennings)

Summary:

It is considered that Option HM1 Housing mix to accord broadly with SHMA is the preferred option. It is important to recognise the importance of the market in providing the right type of houses in the right locations. There are concerns that this element of the plan is avoiding analysis of the options and is concentrating on peripheral issues.

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Representation ID: 9197

COMMENT Mr Ken Seager

Summary:

Housing mix should consider need not greatest developers profits.
I support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing

A factor apparently ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas migrating to the area. The ageing population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

More details about Rep ID: 9197

Representation ID: 9130

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

Summary:

With a huge increase predicted in the need for housing the elderly (60% increase in the Ipswich
HMA) priority should be given to retirement/care homes.
P.34 records 1004 residential care home spaces being needed in Mid Suffolk District Council

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Representation ID: 9016

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

The housing mix should reflect the needs of the community rather than a 'National model'. If the population is largely elderly retired this needs to be accommodated in line with the needs from the council housing lists.

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Representation ID: 8862

COMMENT Mr Simon Pearce

Summary:

Yes. There should be smaller homes, e.g. 1 or 2 beds, for youngsters and older people downsizing. We have too many 4 and 5 bed "executive" type homes.

More details about Rep ID: 8862

Representation ID: 8768

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Yes - where the highest demand is confirmed - eg at both ends of the spectrum - starter homes and homes specifically for the elderly - which in time will free up mid-spectrum family homes

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Representation ID: 8557

COMMENT Woolpit Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

yes more provision for older resident s properties

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Representation ID: 8542

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

Summary:

A: With a huge increase predicted in the need for housing the elderly (60% increase in the Ipswich HMA) there should be more provision of bungalows and assisted living units.

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Representation ID: 8291

COMMENT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

Supports adoption of options HM2 and HM3. The Council agrees that the traditional model of sheltered housing may not be the most suitable way to meet future needs and that more assisted living places are likely to be required.

The Council is however concerned that these policies appear to defy market forces. Builders tend only to build profitable housing and unless there is a change in the funding model for care homes they will continue to be uneconomic. The Council recommends a presumption in favour of development where reasonable plans are submitted to convert existing family homes for multigenerational living.

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Representation ID: 8078

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

Summary:

The Council should definitely be prioritising the provision of social housing which has fallen behind demand due to the lack of replacement stock when council housing has been sold. These should be nearer to key service centres like the big county and main towns to accommodate key service workers (as in London for example) to drive buses, work in hospitals etc. These have been forced out and 'socially cleansed' from big towns where the main employment opportunities are.

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Representation ID: 8010

COMMENT Suffolk Preservation Society (Bethany Philbedge)

Summary:

The Councils should plan to deliver housing according to the type, tenure and size requirements as identified by the OAN process.

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Representation ID: 8006

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

Tattingstone support HM1

However, Tattingstone Parish Council would support HM2 in relation to housing for older people, especially bungalows, and for the need specified in HM3 for residential, nursing homes and specialist housing. These options are not exclusive.

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Representation ID: 7962

SUPPORT Hadleigh Town Council (Mrs Carol Bailey)

Summary:

HTC must build age appropriate housing - small units that are affordable
Small terraces rather than detached properties
Maisonettes with small lifts to enable people to live upstairs
Freehold properties should be freehold and not open to maintenance charges for play areas etc
Social housing should also be built

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Representation ID: 7902

SUPPORT Mr David Watts

Summary:

Yes. We need more small new homes for both young people and for old people to downsize to. Plus more sheltered or 'over 55s' houses and developments. They should be given priority over larger 'executive' homes that developers prefer because they make more money from them.

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Representation ID: 7809

COMMENT Mr John Foster

Summary:

See relevant section of BAPTC submission.

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Representation ID: 7670

COMMENT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Given the identified increase in the older population i.e. that the number of people aged over 65 is expected to rise by 59% by 2036, we suggest BDC should be prioritising the provision of housing that would help enable people to live in their homes for longer and/or live in their homes more easily.

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Representation ID: 7603

COMMENT Mrs Annette Brennand

Summary:

Given the ageing population and the desire of people to remain in their homes as they age, more homes which accommodate this wish (i.e. single storey residences).

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Representation ID: 7582

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Well designed, well constructed affordable homes at mid to low range prices. The developers should not be supported or allowed to only build houses that provide them with the greatest profit.
Also Starter Homes, Bungalows and Accessible homes.

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Representation ID: 7507

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

Bungalows and accessible housing, as well as 'zero carbon' housing. Also housing that is in-keeping with the locations they are being built.

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Representation ID: 7464

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

Well designed, well constructed affordable homes at mid to low range prices. The developers should not be supported or allowed to only build houses that provide them with the greatest profit.

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Representation ID: 7406

COMMENT Dr DAVID Brennand

Summary:

Given the ageing population and the desire of people to remain in their homes as they age, more homes which accommodate this wish (i.e. single storey residences).

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Representation ID: 7326

SUPPORT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

Well constructed affordable homes at mid to low prices.Developers should not be allowed to build under their own criteria for profit.

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Representation ID: 7156

COMMENT Mr Bernard Rushton

Summary:

Retirement homes should be given consideration for rural areas. People want (and should be entitled to) some peace and tranquiliity. Also houses for home-based workers (again to reduce environmental damage caused by motor vehicles)

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Representation ID: 7132

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

local homes for local people.

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Representation ID: 7005

COMMENT Thurston Parish Council (Mrs Victoria Waples)

Summary:

Given that we have an ageing population there needs to be housing that is suitable for those older members of the community who wish to downsize and remain within the existing settlement. This does not necessarily mean smaller houses on tiny plots but instead dwellings that are of a high standard. Affordable housing is required in all communities. Dwellings that are built to a standard that will make all sorts of homes accessible to older people.

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Representation ID: 6972

COMMENT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

HM2 and HM3 are much better options as allow for fulfilling strategic policy about need, whereas purely market driven would not.

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Representation ID: 6864

COMMENT Gislingham Parish Council (Mr Chris Pitt)

Summary:

With an aging population more focus should be placed on smaller homes especially bungalows that the older generation can move into , thereby releasing larger homes for growing families. There desperately need to be social housing close to areas of employment so that the working population can be housed at affordable prices with a reduced need for private transport.

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Representation ID: 6711

COMMENT Yaxley Parish Council (Mr Philip Freeman)

Summary:

There should be homes for the elderly providing for the gap between living independently and care homes e.g. sheltered housing.

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Representation ID: 6683

COMMENT Mr Alan Lewis

Summary:

Yes - Starter homes/apartments and affordable housing would be desirable ( aesthetically compatible with the area ) to achieve a better community profile.

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Representation ID: 6651

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Well designed, well constructed affordable homes at low to mid price range. The developers should not be allowed to only build houses that create them the greatest profit regardless of local needs.

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Representation ID: 6646

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Social housing provision for people with Mental health, learning disabilities and other special needs, these need to be affordable to rent or buy. Use of Housing Associations.

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Representation ID: 6395

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Q19 More property should be built to the Lifetime Homes standard. The Council should set higher eco-standards ensuring all properties optimise renewable energy, water-saving initiatives, solar gain and sustainable living measures such as storage for bicycles.

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Representation ID: 6390

COMMENT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

The type of homes required should meet local priorities and not only the needs of the Market Forces

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Representation ID: 6323

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

Yes. Smaller homes for youngsters and older people downsizing. We have too many "executive" type homes.

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Representation ID: 6233

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

See qtn 18.
The known demographic indicates there are many older people who require bungalows or ground floor apartments. The former are now a rarity on new build sites - this should be addressed and actively considered when reviewing planning applications.
A policy supporting the development of residential/nursing homes and specialist housing (sheltered, enhanced/sheltered and extra care) should also be considered as described in Option HM3.

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Representation ID: 6149

OBJECT Endurance Estates represented by Savills (Mr Paul Rowland)

Summary:

We support HM1 for housing mix to broadly reflect the SHMA. We object to HM2 as this will discourage some developers from investing on sites affected by such policies.

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Representation ID: 6058

COMMENT Neil Fuller

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: 5885

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC believes that local area needs should determine the provision of the types of homes most suitable for that area / assessed need.

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Representation ID: 5858

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Close regard should be taken of demographic trends, in particular, needs of ageing population.

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Representation ID: 5846

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

The housing mix should reflect the needs of the community rather than a 'National model'. If the population is largely elderly retired this needs to be accommodated in line with the needs from the council housing lists.

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Representation ID: 5707

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

2& 3 beds properties suitable for flexible whole life uses - young, disabled and elderly people. One bed properties should be avoided as they are not flexible.

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Representation ID: 5547

COMMENT Mrs Louise Carman

Summary:

Affordable housing for young families

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Representation ID: 5541

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Yes building affordable/starter homes.

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Representation ID: 5459

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council wishes to see a progression of housing stock to allow families to remain linked to their communities they live in.

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Representation ID: 5360

COMMENT Mr Paul Rogers

Summary:

Priority should be to affordable starter homes and 'downsize' homes for the elderly. There should be no provision for executive-style homes just to satisfy the developer's desire for greater profits.

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Representation ID: 5232

OBJECT Mr Terence Gray

Summary:

No - market led by need

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Representation ID: 5147

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

Social housing seems scarce.

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Representation ID: 5140

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

In Long Melford, the evidence gathered by the Parish Council points towards the building of more smaller homes suitable for young people and for older people downsizing.

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Representation ID: 5114

COMMENT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

See answer to Q18

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Representation ID: 5063

COMMENT Suffolk Housing Society represented by Ingleton Wood LLP (Miss Nicol Perryman)

Summary:

On behalf of Suffolk Housing Society, we consider that the Local Plan should encourage a mixture of homes in order to improve the offering for older persons housing needs. The evidence base supporting the preparation of the Local Plan has identified that the number of people aged over 65 is expected to rise by 59% by 2036 across the Housing Market Area. On this basis, the Districts will need improved facilities and a greater provision of homes such as bungalows and Extra Care housing.

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Representation ID: 4986

SUPPORT Brantham Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Keys)

Summary:

Yes. We would support Options HM2 & HM3 in the Housing Mix. Bungalows and housing for an ageing population and a rising number of 'singletons'.

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Representation ID: 4845

COMMENT Mrs Alison Crane

Summary:

* Any developments should consist of various size options of houses, accessible houses, affordable homes and bungalows.
* Housing needs should come before profits for developers.
* A factor being ignored is that we are living longer, and the number of retired people selling houses in city areas migrating to the area.
* The aging population is looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure.

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Representation ID: 4615

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes. There should be smaller homes, e.g. 1 or 2 beds, for youngsters and older people downsizing. We have too many "executive" type homes.

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Representation ID: 4599

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

2& 3 beds properties suitable for flexible whole life uses - young, disabled and elderly people. One bed properties should be avoided as they are not flexible.

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Representation ID: 4483

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

There should be a provision, rather than a priority, for a variety of types and size of homes. The Parish Council would support a combination of options HM2 and HM3 which would take account of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment and the wider long-term needs of the population.

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Representation ID: 4285

SUPPORT Mr Jeremy Doncaster

Summary:

I support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
This has the opportunity of making retired people selling high value houses in city areas and migrating to this area. The ageing population will have a need for bungalows. Also they will need more care, so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure in line with this, with a provision for a medical centre.

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Representation ID: 4151

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Yes. Social housing and sheltered housing suitable for the ageing population, in urban areas.

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Representation ID: 4093

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

Starter homes, Flats and Quarter homes would be desirable ( aesthetically compatible with the area ) to achieve a better community profile.

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Representation ID: 4035

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

* I support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* The effects of the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas and migrating to this area appears to be ignored in the proposals. The ageing population will mainly be looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure in line with this.

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Representation ID: 4012

COMMENT Mr Vic Durrant

Summary:

* Requirements for provision of accessible homes and bungalows on 10+ developments are becoming a necessity.

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Representation ID: 3956

COMMENT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

Well designed, well constructed affordable homes at mid to low range prices. The developers should not be supported or allowed to only build houses that provide them with the greatest profit.

Homes for an ageing population.

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Representation ID: 3782

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* I support policies that increase the provision of Bungalows and Accessible housing
* The effects of the number of retired people selling high value houses in city areas and migrating to this area appears to be ignored in the proposals. The ageing population will mainly be looking for bungalows but they will also need more care so there will be a need to increase health and care infrastructure in line with this.

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Representation ID: 3775

COMMENT Mrs June Durrant

Summary:

* Requirements for provision of accessible homes and bungalows on 10+ developments are becoming a necessity.

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Representation ID: 3663

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Support homes that complement/revitalise all existing communities across the district. Mix of starter/affordable/rented/young person/family/older person, integrated with existing hamlets/villages/market towns across the district.

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Representation ID: 3614

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Blackburn

Summary:

If it is decided to bring further development into Woolverstone, then the houses should be starter homes or homes for the elderly to down size to.

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Representation ID: 3430

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Well designed, well constructed affordable homes at mid to low range prices. The developers should not be supported or allowed to only build houses that provide them with the greatest profit.

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Representation ID: 3407

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

This was seen as a very important question, not simply for MSDC but for all of Suffolk. The proportion of older people within the population as a whole is changing rapidly. Many older people require specific care as they age and the need for the types of specialist housing together with bungalows, step free apartments, sheltered or extra care housing and residential care homes will be imperative to avoid those aging members of our community to be accommodated some distance from their home. As such it was the Parish Council's view that a mix of HM2 and HM3 was preferable.

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Representation ID: 3068

COMMENT Mrs Ann Reeve

Summary:

As commented on previously (HM2) a range of homes that are future proofed need to be built on all developments to provide somewhere for the middle aged to move and so release their larger family homes on to the market.

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Representation ID: 2968

COMMENT 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 homes.
Bungalows and smaller housing units should remain as such in perpetuity through the removal of Permitted Development Rights.

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Representation ID: 2859

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 DDNP Area but to the individual settlements within it.

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Representation ID: 2607

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council would argue that the with the changing demographic there is more of a requirement for, typically, two-bedroomed starter homes, for bungalows and for homes for downsizing.

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Representation ID: 2539

SUPPORT Mr Terry Corner

Summary:

Self build and custom build will add some variety and originality.

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Representation ID: 2466

COMMENT Mrs Carol Ingleson

Summary:

Due to the aging population I think there should be provision for sheltered housing.

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Representation ID: 2423

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

We have an aging population and consideration to appropriate housing accommodation should be given.

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Representation ID: 2397

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

There should be more council houses and affordable bungalows for the elderly to enable downsizing. More focus should be placed on bring unused accommodation into use.

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Representation ID: 2139

COMMENT Capel St Mary Parish Council (Mrs Julie Lawes)

Summary:

Yes. Bungalows with adaptations making them suitable for the elderly or those with disabilities. Smaller family homes.

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Representation ID: 1916

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Within Option HM1 overall for the District, but under Options HM2 and/or HM3 according to local community needs.

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Representation ID: 1812

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

The ageing population profile will make it essential that there are sufficient homes suitable for the older generations.

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Representation ID: 1747

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

The ageing population profile will make it essential that there are sufficient homes suitable for the older generations.

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Representation ID: 1727

COMMENT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

More two and three bedroom houses both with space within each plot to add an extension if required.

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Representation ID: 1707

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Yes, both starter homes, smaller properties and particularly retirement homes which allow people to downsize from family homes.

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Representation ID: 1662

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Hoxne Parish Council supports option HM2 in the delivery of new homes.

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Representation ID: 1661

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Two and three bedrooms and bungalows for downsizing to free up family homes.

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Representation ID: 1548

COMMENT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Summary:

A mix of housing to include family homes, starter homes and accessible homes and or bungalows

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Representation ID: 1499

COMMENT Tostock Parish Council (Ron Perks)

Summary:

There should be a reasonable proportion of smaller market homes which should be policy driven, as well as affordable housing.

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Representation ID: 1243

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

But only to the extent necessary to meet the various requirements identified by the SHMA.

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Representation ID: 1189

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

In urban areas, priority should be given to private rented accommodation for those aged under 35, as this is where the majority of "urbanites" will typically wish to live.

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Representation ID: 1133

COMMENT Great Ashfield PC (arthur peake)

Summary:

Given the demographics and the vision then priority to entry level housing plus dwellings, for example bungalows, for downsizing to in old age.

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Representation ID: 946

SUPPORT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

bungalows for older people

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Representation ID: 801

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

Summary:

No, need a good mix of housing.

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Representation ID: 636

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considers that the Council should promote social housing, starter homes and bungalows.

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Representation ID: 629

COMMENT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC considers that MSDC should encourage starter homes, bungalows and social housing and discourage larger homes in order to help us meet the needs of our ageing population during the planning period.

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Representation ID: 431

COMMENT Mr Ian Tullett

Summary:

There is a need for affordable bungalows within any of the proposed developments, which the elderly would be able to afford. A provision of a care home in the Elmswell proposed developments as their is nationally an increase of elderly people, who may need to go into care at some point, but they may prefer to go into bungalows if the building of these could be in the affordability of the elderly.

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Representation ID: 273

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

All types of home

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Representation ID: 188

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Starter homes and council houses

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Representation ID: 114

COMMENT Mrs Sara Knight

Summary:

Ones with flexible internal spaces and with alternative energy generation systems.

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