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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q21

Representation ID: 12542

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

Summary:

It is fundamentally important to increase the delivery of new homes in the first instance this will act as an immediate trigger for increasing all tenures of household.

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Representation ID: 11685

COMMENT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

The Council could promote or facilitate development of homes for private rental by using land owned by the county council or other councils which could be provided at a lower than market price in order to benefit local residents.

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Representation ID: 11179

COMMENT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

We currently have no data to make an appropriate comment to this question.

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Representation ID: 11008

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council does not believe that the promotion or the facilitation of the development of homes for private rent should fall within the remit of the District Councils.

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Representation ID: 10786

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Council investment? Provision of land owned by the Council?
Councils build their own

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Representation ID: 10647

COMMENT Ms Caroline Powell

Summary:

* There is not a reduction in affordable housing need, there is an increase, that is a nationally recognised fact, and BMSDC need to enforce the standing policy of 35% more robustly to achieve that. This could be improved by apply the policy to developments of three or more homes, or BMSDC engaging in the construction of council homes themselves that could all be affordable/starter homes.
* 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: 9711

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

Contracts with the developers should stipulate that some homes for rent must be built. These should be a 'gift' to the Council. There should be strict rules to which developers have to adhere if they are given contracts to build houses. Currently, they appear to be getting away with far too much and the Council needs to have control which implies checking on the progress of developments and ordering the developers to rectify situations that go against the planning agreement.

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Representation ID: 9537

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

By lobbying Government on Stamp Duty and encouraging vacant properties into use via Council Tax. Holiday homes should not be unduly punished as they bring in extra revenue to the local economy and the part they play in the tourist economy should be reflected in their treatment.

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Representation ID: 9437

COMMENT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

In Bacton 11.9% of households are private rentals and a further 7.0% are tied houses, well above national averages, so no local incentive is necessary.

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Representation ID: 9388

OBJECT Beyton Parish Council (Ms Adele Pope)

Summary:

It is not considered that the Council needs to promote as market forces will prevail.

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Representation ID: 9132

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

Summary:

By permitting flats in urban locations close to transport corridors

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Representation ID: 9021

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

Better support for private landlords through information / officer support

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Representation ID: 8797

SUPPORT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)

Summary:

by supporting initiatives brought about by landowners for the provision of private rented accommodation as an acceptable form of affordable housing where the private rent was geared towards 80% of the market rent in perpetuity.

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Representation ID: 8772

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Incentives - tapered tax relief - longer property owned, bigger the tax relief on sale?

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Representation ID: 8560

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

Summary:

By permitting flats in urban locations close to transport corridors.

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Representation ID: 8296

COMMENT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

The Council supports adoption of options HM2 and HM3.

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Representation ID: 8139

COMMENT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

No comment

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Representation ID: 8085

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

Summary:

21 Private landlords tend to inflate private rents. Please consider how to encourage Housing Associations to increase their stock, perhaps by making development land available to them.

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Representation ID: 8036

COMMENT Tattingstone Parish Council (mrs Jane Connell-Smith)

Summary:

Tattingstone Parish council would support the building of social housing and the non-pursuance of The right to buy which depletes the social housing stock.

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Representation ID: 7967

OBJECT Hadleigh Town Council (Mrs Carol Bailey)

Summary:

HTC believes there should be more social housing available and built

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Representation ID: 7671

COMMENT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

The Council could promote or facilitate development of homes for private rental by using land owned by the county council or other councils which could be provided at a lower than market price in order to benefit local residents.

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Representation ID: 7587

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

Encourage and support housing associations, particularly for people with mental health, learning disabilities or other special social needs. Homes for social rent (rents set about 50% below market rents) should also be encouraged.
However buy to let purchases in the private sector are pushing up values and forcing young and less affluent to rent them. More starter homes would overcome this problem.

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Representation ID: 7509

COMMENT Dr John Caesar

Summary:

Ensure property is built to high energy-efficiency/insulation standards.

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Representation ID: 7468

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

Encourage and support housing associations, particularly for people with mental health, learning disabilities or other special social needs. Homes for social rent (rents set about 50% below market rents) should also be encouraged.

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Representation ID: 7336

COMMENT Ms Sharon Maxwell

Summary:

35% of affordable homes should be adhered to.

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Representation ID: 6702

COMMENT Mr Alan Lewis

Summary:

Given the necessary budget the solution with the most defined outcome would be for the councils to engage in a building program to provide homes for rent. Assuming the budget is not forthcoming they could offer incentives to developers (for example reduction of S.106 payments) when homes are built that are targeted at identified rental need. Another idea might be to provide financial incentives to private landlords to offer and keep properties in the rental sector. This could be done by a direct payment to landlords or via the council tax system.

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Representation ID: 6653

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Encourage and support Housing Associations. Homes for social renting, (rents set at about 50% below market rents) multi generational living spaces.

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Representation ID: 6399

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

Housing Associations should be encouraged to include property at market rents as well as affordable.

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Representation ID: 6398

COMMENT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

By working with Hosing Associations and similar organisatos

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Representation ID: 6327

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

No Comment

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Representation ID: 6245

OBJECT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

Development and promotion of homes for private rental should not be a role for councils. Provision of property purchase at affordable prices must be a council's priority.

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Representation ID: 6184

OBJECT Mr Colin Johnston

Summary:

Lobby the government to allow councils to borrow to build or co build with housing associations property for rent. I do not think councils should be working with private landlords unless it is in an arrangement which gives the council the power e.g. The council checks that a property is up to standard, puts forward possible residents, accepts responsibility for returning a property in a good state to the landlord at the end of the tenancy, sets the rent.

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Representation ID: 6127

COMMENT Stowmarket Society (Mr Michael Smith)

Summary:

We are struggling to see why the Council should take on this role. If you promote the provision of affordable housing and starter homes, then these will be provided either by private or public sector house builders.

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Representation ID: 5891

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

Nothing immediately springs to mind.

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Representation ID: 5864

COMMENT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Council house building should be promoted. If council houses sold money should be used to build replacements.

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Representation ID: 5849

COMMENT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

Better support for private landlords through information / officer support

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Representation ID: 5773

OBJECT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

Private rented housing is not favoured in Long Melford.

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Representation ID: 5709

SUPPORT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

By forming a Local Housing Company and investing in this area and not Commercial Property. LHC is a proven methodology used throughout the country. Apart from meeting need it can prove a good income stream to go towards the general revenue account.
Assist parishes and neighbourhoods to form Community Land Trusts to meet local need.

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Representation ID: 5544

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

Should not be promoting houses for private rent.

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Representation ID: 5463

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council believes more council housing should be built as a priority over private rental.

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Representation ID: 5153

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

Actively promote the development of (well managed) Housing Association stock

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Representation ID: 4900

OBJECT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

This should be market driven

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Representation ID: 4620

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

By forming a Local Housing Company and investing in this area and not Commercial Property. LHC is a proven methodology used throughout the country.

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Representation ID: 4486

COMMENT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

There should be a role for District Councils to ensure that landlords keep rental housing in appropriate liveable standards. This needs better regulation with minimum standards, which are enforced. More higher quality private rental homes would promote renting a home as a sensible option

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Representation ID: 4157

COMMENT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Borrow funds from the PWLB for investment in new rental accommodation, via a transparent Limited Company structure.

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Representation ID: 4097

COMMENT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

It is not considered that the Council needs to promote as market forces will prevail

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Representation ID: 3973

OBJECT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

Housing mix should consider need not greatest developer's profits.

The council must undertake a NEEDS ANALYSIS for the district, it is not sufficient to merely allocate a number of dwellings.

Not private rent but social rent - build more social housing - either council houses or housing association - make living in Babergh more affordable and not more profitable.

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Representation ID: 3665

COMMENT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

Target owners of vacant dwellings in towns regarding the benefits of creating decent homes for rent.

Only offer homes for Private rent if:

The home has a Band A EPC/SAP of 60+.
Meeting the statutory minimum standard for housing; are in a reasonable state of repair; have modern facilities/services.
Means tested rental payments apply. Housing reflects the realities of what renters can afford locally (20%+ below market rent).
Minimum tenancy lengths are required/agreed along with the ability for the tenant to choose the tenancy length that suits them. The tenant should also have the right to renew their tenancy.

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Representation ID: 3432

COMMENT Mr John Kitson

Summary:

Encourage and support housing associations, particularly for people with mental health, learning disabilities or other special social needs. Homes for social rent (rents set about 50% below market rents) should also be encouraged.


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Representation ID: 3413

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

The Parish Council felt that this was an area of the housing that the District councils wouldn't need to plan for and indeed shouldn't get involved with. The private rental market is a fluctuating market, influenced by the economic conditions affecting the country. If mortgages are difficult to obtain then the private rental market will flourish but this status couldn't alter rapidly with interest rate changes. This sector of the housing market, whilst important probably comes outside the jurisdiction of the District Councils.

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Representation ID: 3401

COMMENT Mr Adrian James

Summary:

The should not, it is not the councils business to concern itself with promoting the private rental market.

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Representation ID: 2971

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

By making affordable finance available to those who require it.

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Representation ID: 2861

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

Summary:

By greater use of powers under the Localism Act 2011 e.g. Community right to build and Community land trusts.

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Representation ID: 2784

COMMENT Felsham Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Should not get involved in private rents

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Representation ID: 2611

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council argue the need to promote initiatives such as Community Land trust, strictly regulated/covenanted developer/housing association developments.

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Representation ID: 2540

COMMENT Mr Terry Corner

Summary:

Borrow money and build council houses

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Representation ID: 2424

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

Babergh is currently "investing" reserves of its own money in commercial property as a way of generating income. Babergh should instead invest in building, owning and renting its own homes (local authority housing stock) as opposed to owning commercial property in what could potentially be a less certain future. There is a need for private rent accommodation and the Council would see a return on its investment.

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Representation ID: 2399

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

Consider financial encouragement - e.g. no CIL requirement, and financial incentives to adapt accommodation associated with shops and other retail premises.

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Representation ID: 2218

COMMENT Mrs Fiona Loader

Summary:

Given the significant fall in the development of social housing over the past decade I would support local authority or housing associations being given absolute priority for the development of rented accommodation. No local authority resources which are scarce should be used to support or incentivise the development any more private rented accommodation until the housing needs of the most vulnerable and poor citizens are being met to a great extent

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Representation ID: 1988

OBJECT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

I am not sure it is the remit of the council to do this.

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Representation ID: 1918

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

By greater use of powers under the Localism Act 2011 e.g. Community right to build and Community land trusts.

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Representation ID: 1814

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Work in partnership with social housing providers, rural
exception sites.

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Representation ID: 1749

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Work in partnership with social housing providers, rural
exception sites.

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Representation ID: 1708

COMMENT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

By providing tax breaks - council tax breaks

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Representation ID: 1666

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

The District Council should not be involved in the private rental market either through supporting or funding it.

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Representation ID: 1550

COMMENT Mrs Elizabeth Schmitt

Summary:

It should not be the Council's role to promote the private rental market, it should provide more council houses. The Council role should be to regulate and closely monitor the adequacy and standard of any properties offered for private rental

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Representation ID: 1400

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

Vet and certificate landlords and hold them to account for low standards

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Representation ID: 1190

COMMENT Simon Bell

Summary:

The Council should work with developers and funders to seek to ensure part of developments cater for the private rented sector, where a 20% of all development has been identified through SHELAA, higher than either starter homes (5%) or social/affordable housing (12.3%), and therefore where the greatest impact might be made on housing need.

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Representation ID: 849

OBJECT Mr. Nick Miller for Sudbury Green Belt Group

Summary:

This type of housing should not at present be encouraged, as it's known nationally and locally that an increasing consequence is homelessness of the tenants. Local cases include a working pensioner couple whose landlord sold up; they had to live secretly through 2016 in a rented caravan on an illegal farm site.

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Representation ID: 803

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

Summary:

This suggestion sounds completely impossible to deliver.

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Representation ID: 275

COMMENT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

No CIL Requirement?

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Representation ID: 190

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Rather than build new homes why not give a financial incentive to owners of shops and other suitable properties to adapt areas above their property that is not currently used for residential use..

More details about Rep ID: 190

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