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Representations on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - Q24

Representation ID: 13172

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

Summary:

Whilst we would support the need to accommodate key workers, we consider that this should be dealt with realistically and on a site by site basis and not be informed by an inflexible local plan policy.

More details about Rep ID: 13172

Representation ID: 12486

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

Summary:

Whilst we would support the need to accommodate key workers, we consider that this should be dealt with realistically and on a site by site basis and not be informed by an inflexible local plan policy.

More details about Rep ID: 12486

Representation ID: 12393

SUPPORT Old Newton Parish Council (Mrs Karen Price)

Summary:

There is a recruitment problem for the health service and teaching and therefore it should be welcomed if an incentive for key workers was introduced.

More details about Rep ID: 12393

Representation ID: 12329

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

Summary:

Whilst we would support the need to accommodate key workers, we consider that this should be dealt with realistically and on a site by site basis and not be informed by an inflexible local plan policy.

More details about Rep ID: 12329

Representation ID: 11811

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

Summary:

Providing housing identified for key workers has predominantly been dropped nationally as a policy approach. There would seem to be limited justification why it should be introduced within the District when it has been considered redundant elsewhere.

More details about Rep ID: 11811

Representation ID: 11688

SUPPORT Lady Valerie Hart

Summary:

Yes, keyworkers should be given priority.

More details about Rep ID: 11688

Representation ID: 11423

COMMENT Stour & Orwell Society (Ms Emma Proctor King)

Summary:

Only if there are adequate resources in place to monitor against abuse.

More details about Rep ID: 11423

Representation ID: 11225

COMMENT Bildeston Parish Council (Mr David Blackburn)

Summary:

We support the prioritisation of key worker housing, but only in locations in reasonable proximity to key worker employment. Beyond this, we consider that the needs of local employers should be given greater priority than currently in housing allocation.

More details about Rep ID: 11225

Representation ID: 11018

COMMENT Stowmarket Town Council (Ms Michelle Marshall)

Summary:

Stowmarket Town Council does not believe that there should be any preference for housing to accommodate key workers, however, the local authority should retain a proportion of its temporary accommodation for key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 11018

Representation ID: 10919

SUPPORT Lady Anne Windsor Charity (Deborah Langstaff)

Summary:

Yes, provided that the case for the key worker is clear and there is a provision to ensure that.

More details about Rep ID: 10919

Representation ID: 10790

COMMENT Mendlesham Parish Council (Mrs Sharon Jones )

Summary:

Yes can be considered but there needs to be careful consideration as to whether the local public transport infrastructure could support key workers in getting to and from their places of work.

More details about Rep ID: 10790

Representation ID: 10642

COMMENT Mrs LP Wheatley

Summary:

no

More details about Rep ID: 10642

Representation ID: 10281

COMMENT Taylor Wimpey represented by Boyer Planning (Kate Kerrigan)

Summary:

Whilst we would support the need to accommodate key workers, we consider that this should be dealt with realistically and on a site by site basis and not be informed by an inflexible local plan policy.

More details about Rep ID: 10281

Representation ID: 9853

OBJECT Stowupland Parish Council (Claire Pizzey)

Summary:

No - as the definition of key worker could be subjective, and unfair on others who require affordable housing. Key workers may have more options than the 'just managing families'.

More details about Rep ID: 9853

Representation ID: 9714

COMMENT Miss R P Baillon

Summary:

It is important that key workers are given some preference. However, if there is an influx of key workers into an area it could mean that some individuals/families are continually being moved down the waiting list. Therefore, a reasonable arrangement should be made dependent upon the circumstances. If key workers such as nurses are considered then affordable housing for them should be within a reasonable distance of good transport and/or near the place of work.

More details about Rep ID: 9714

Representation ID: 9541

COMMENT Cllr John Hinton

Summary:

Define "Key Worker". Housing should be near to the job otherwise why take the job?

More details about Rep ID: 9541

Representation ID: 9440

SUPPORT Bacton Parish Council (mrs tina newell)

Summary:

Yes, if there is an identified recruitment problem, for example healthcare.

More details about Rep ID: 9440

Representation ID: 9135

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

Summary:

No - key worker housing is part of affordable housing

More details about Rep ID: 9135

Representation ID: 9026

COMMENT Onehouse Parish Council (Mrs Peggy Fuller)

Summary:

No, there are key workers in all areas and if there are affordable and starter home schemes in place should support them.

More details about Rep ID: 9026

Representation ID: 8897

OBJECT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)

Summary:

No.

there are far more needy categories than key workers who tend to be more mobile in any event and should not have priority over those wishing (for example) to stay in a village.

Its far too difficult to prioritise the allocation of private housing for this small sub group of need through land use planning policy.

More details about Rep ID: 8897

Representation ID: 8818

SUPPORT Artisan PPS Ltd (Mr. Leslie Short)

Summary:

'key workers' is a dated and outmoded concept and should be abandoned.

More details about Rep ID: 8818

Representation ID: 8778

COMMENT Mr Philip Schofield

Summary:

Dependent on the area - definitely eg near hospitals

More details about Rep ID: 8778

Representation ID: 8579

COMMENT Redlingfield parish meeting (Ms Janet Norman-Philips)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 8579

Representation ID: 8569

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

Summary:

No - key worker housing is part of affordable housing

More details about Rep ID: 8569

Representation ID: 8320

COMMENT Acton Parish Council (Mr Paul MacLachlan)

Summary:

The Council feels that first preference ought to be given to those who can demonstrate a local (within 5km) connection. The next priority group ought to be those regarded locally as key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 8320

Representation ID: 8234

COMMENT Mr C Partridge

Summary:

Yes, key workers should be helped, some key workers, such as carers and teaching assistants are often low paid and a policy like this should help them.

More details about Rep ID: 8234

Representation ID: 8094

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

Summary:

I am not convinced that this is an issue for the local plan, but rather for the allocation criteria for the occupation of social housing, but it is an issue for someone, somewhere.

More details about Rep ID: 8094

Representation ID: 7904

SUPPORT Mr David Watts

Summary:

Yes. Preference should be given to key workers most certainly. And to needy local people.

More details about Rep ID: 7904

Representation ID: 7811

SUPPORT Mr John Foster

Summary:

Yes in theory but clear plan needed to be effective.

More details about Rep ID: 7811

Representation ID: 7674

SUPPORT Chilton Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes, keyworkers should be given priority.

More details about Rep ID: 7674

Representation ID: 7632

COMMENT Mr Peter Powell

Summary:

This should not be necessary if the JLP delivers sufficient affordable housing, However if this was to be adopted it should be targeted at locally employed Key Workers in public emergency, health and education services.

More details about Rep ID: 7632

Representation ID: 7486

OBJECT Mx Miles Row

Summary:

No as may have more options than just managing people

More details about Rep ID: 7486

Representation ID: 7474

COMMENT Ms Helen Davies

Summary:

No not necessary if an appropriate range of houses is provided.

More details about Rep ID: 7474

Representation ID: 7176

COMMENT Great Waldingfield PC (Mr Cecil Allard)

Summary:

Yes, in rural areas there will be a need to accommodate farm/agricultural/factory workers who will find it difficult to secure affordable housing.

More details about Rep ID: 7176

Representation ID: 6660

COMMENT ms sally sparrow

Summary:

Not necessary if a range of housing is provided.

More details about Rep ID: 6660

Representation ID: 6419

COMMENT Barham Parish Council (Mrs Joanne Culley)

Summary:

It all depends on the definition of "key Workers". The definition needs to include those working in the care and similar roles not just those working as teachers, nurses etc.

More details about Rep ID: 6419

Representation ID: 6404

COMMENT MSDC Green Group (Cllr John Matthissen)

Summary:

. There should be no priority for key workers. They may have more options than the 'just managing' families.

More details about Rep ID: 6404

Representation ID: 6331

COMMENT Freston Parish Council (Ms Elizabeth Aldous)

Summary:

yes

More details about Rep ID: 6331

Representation ID: 6259

COMMENT Sproughton Parish Council (Mrs Susan Frankis)

Summary:

There should be no need to make specific preference for key workers if the appropriate range of homes in size, location and price are provided.

More details about Rep ID: 6259

Representation ID: 6199

OBJECT Mr Colin Johnston

Summary:

No

More details about Rep ID: 6199

Representation ID: 5910

COMMENT Little Waldingfield Parish Council (Mr Andy Sheppard)

Summary:

LWPC believes that there should be a preference for housing to accommodate key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 5910

Representation ID: 5873

SUPPORT Little Cornard Parish Council (Mr Dave Crimmin)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 5873

Representation ID: 5855

OBJECT Mrs Nicky Willshere

Summary:

No, there are key workers in all areas and if there are affordable and starter home schemes in place should support them.

More details about Rep ID: 5855

Representation ID: 5712

COMMENT Mr Carroll Reeve

Summary:

A definition of Key Workers would be helpful. In any event, this may be more appropriate to urban areas. No statistical evidence is apparent within the JLP, so a more definitive answer cannot be given.

More details about Rep ID: 5712

Representation ID: 5552

COMMENT Pinewood Parish Council (Mrs Sandra Peartree)

Summary:

No preference should be given.

More details about Rep ID: 5552

Representation ID: 5466

COMMENT Denham Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

Denham Parish Council believes this should be set to meet local needs.

More details about Rep ID: 5466

Representation ID: 5160

COMMENT Mrs Rosemary Jones

Summary:

Is this for the District Council to decide? I think not.

More details about Rep ID: 5160

Representation ID: 5128

SUPPORT Long Melford Parish Council (Mr Robert Wiliams)

Summary:

We have no evidence of a particular need to accommodate key workers, but we urge that a proportion of the affordable housing be reserved for local people i.e. those resident in the relevant settlement or cluster, or with connections within it. This proportion could be 10% i.e. just under 1/3 of the proposed affordable housing.

More details about Rep ID: 5128

Representation ID: 5117

OBJECT Stradbroke Parish Council (Odile Wladon)

Summary:

The majority of the council felt that for Stradbroke there should not be preference of housing to accommodate key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 5117

Representation ID: 4903

COMMENT Nedging with Naughton Parish Council (Miss LYNN ALLUM)

Summary:

Yes, but it should be close to centres of employment

More details about Rep ID: 4903

Representation ID: 4629

COMMENT Lavenham Parish Council (Carroll Reeve)

Summary:

A definition of Key Workers would be helpful. In any event, this may be more appropriate to urban areas. No statistical evidence is apparent within the JLP, so a more definitive answer cannot be given.

More details about Rep ID: 4629

Representation ID: 4624

SUPPORT Woolverstone Parish Council (Mr Simon Pearce)

Summary:

Yes.

More details about Rep ID: 4624

Representation ID: 4488

SUPPORT Kersey Parish Council (Mrs Sarah Partridge)

Summary:

Yes, there should be a preference for housing to accommodate key workers who contribute to the local community.

More details about Rep ID: 4488

Representation ID: 4263

OBJECT Mrs Jackie Ward

Summary:

No - as the definition of key worker could be subjective, and unfair on others who require affordable housing.

More details about Rep ID: 4263

Representation ID: 4199

COMMENT Mrs Sheila Hurdwell

Summary:

Should be considered according to local community need

More details about Rep ID: 4199

Representation ID: 4162

SUPPORT Holton St Mary Parish Council (Ms Dorothy Steeds )

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 4162

Representation ID: 4150

SUPPORT Mr Graham Jones

Summary:

Preference should be aimed at frontline workers such as Teachers, Nurses and Agriculture, who are critical to support the local area.

More details about Rep ID: 4150

Representation ID: 3990

COMMENT Mr John Bellwood

Summary:

No, not necessary if an appropriate range of houses is provided.

More details about Rep ID: 3990

Representation ID: 3670

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

It's not the housing that's the issue, it's who lives there. If it is key workers i.e. teachers, nurses, etc. /people who genuinely need help fine, but if anyone can be housed and the council fails to find key worker applicants, who could live there? Big difference between 'shared equity' and 'accommodation for anyone', including those behaving anti-socially, socially disengaged from community. 35% fine if the landlord/Council is legally bound to filter out/remove anti-social occupants and does so.

More details about Rep ID: 3670

Representation ID: 3668

SUPPORT Mr Neil Lister

Summary:

It's not the housing that's the issue, it's who lives there. If it is key workers i.e. teachers, nurses, etc. /people who genuinely need help fine, but if anyone can be housed and the council fails to find key worker applicants, who could live there? Big difference between 'shared equity' and 'accommodation for anyone', including those behaving anti-socially, socially disengaged from community. 35% fine if the landlord/Council is legally bound to filter out/remove anti-social occupants and does so.

More details about Rep ID: 3668

Representation ID: 3417

COMMENT Fressingfield Parish Council (Mr Alexander Day)

Summary:

This concept was seen as anachronistic by the Parish Council. Whilst historically covenants on agricultural dwellings for farm workers were plentiful the need for this type of accommodation has declined. There are very few businesses/industries that demand on site or near site employees and so this element of the Local Plan was seen by the Parish Council as peripheral.

More details about Rep ID: 3417

Representation ID: 3244

COMMENT Mrs Tania Farrow

Summary:

This would again depend on the specific area and would depend on local need.

More details about Rep ID: 3244

Representation ID: 2977

COMMENT Wortham & Burgate Parish Council (mrs Netty Verkroost)

Summary:

Yes unless it then provides employers with an excuse to pay lower wages.

More details about Rep ID: 2977

Representation ID: 2864

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.
However it agrees broadly with the need to ensure the provision of such housing where appropriate.

More details about Rep ID: 2864

Representation ID: 2786

COMMENT Felsham Parish Council (Mrs Paula Gladwell)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 2786

Representation ID: 2615

COMMENT Cockfield Parish Council (Mr Doug Reed)

Summary:

Cockfield Parish Council agrees but key workers should be considered in the broadest terms as what is key to one area may not be key to another, e.g. agricultural workers.

More details about Rep ID: 2615

Representation ID: 2426

COMMENT Preston St Mary Parish Council (Nicola Smith)

Summary:

This is appropriate to urban areas. In those instances there should be preference for housing to accommodate key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 2426

Representation ID: 2402

COMMENT Chelmondiston PC (Mrs Rosie Kirkup)

Summary:

The preference should be for people with a local connection.

More details about Rep ID: 2402

Representation ID: 2219

SUPPORT Mrs Fiona Loader

Summary:

Yes - support key workers and enforce a proportionate approach to the resale of such properties to ensure the scheme is not abused

More details about Rep ID: 2219

Representation ID: 2057

COMMENT Mrs Kathie Guthrie

Summary:

Depends to whom you are referring as a key worker and I think only this sort of approach should be for very large towns - Ipswich and perhaps nurses but I think it is too much of a mine field to go down this route

More details about Rep ID: 2057

Representation ID: 1922

COMMENT Palgrave Parish Council (Sarah Foote)

Summary:

As per the response to Q 22, according to local community needs.

More details about Rep ID: 1922

Representation ID: 1817

COMMENT Debenham Parish Council (Mr Richard Blackwell)

Summary:

Key workers should be given priority. Are they not more likely to live nearer to the 'key' sites (Ipswich) so not create too much of an issue?

More details about Rep ID: 1817

Representation ID: 1752

COMMENT Mr Richard Blackwell

Summary:

Key workers should be given priority. Are they not more likely to live nearer to the 'key' sites (Ipswich) so not create too much of an issue?

More details about Rep ID: 1752

Representation ID: 1729

SUPPORT Mr. A. Breen

Summary:

Certain commercial enterprises should provide accommodation for their workers especially in the sectors whose workers are not well paid.

More details about Rep ID: 1729

Representation ID: 1711

SUPPORT Battisford Parish Council (Mr Chris Knock)

Summary:

Yes

More details about Rep ID: 1711

Representation ID: 1667

COMMENT Hoxne Parish Council (Mrs Sara Foote)

Summary:

Not applicable to Hoxne

More details about Rep ID: 1667

Representation ID: 1444

SUPPORT Ms Ann Tarran

Summary:

Providing housing for key workers is a positive benefit to supporting the local services and economy

More details about Rep ID: 1444

Representation ID: 1403

COMMENT Mr Alf Hannan

Summary:

No

More details about Rep ID: 1403

Representation ID: 1245

SUPPORT Raydon Parish Council (Mrs Jane Cryer)

Summary:

But only in those areas where there are needs for key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 1245

Representation ID: 1193

OBJECT Simon Bell

Summary:

Such a policy risks damaging the market and thus prevent development of affordable homes. If key workers cannot find accommodation, the Council should respond with social housing provision rather than manipulate the market.

More details about Rep ID: 1193

Representation ID: 948

OBJECT Mr Roy Barker

Summary:

No they have been empty for a lot time in the past while other people were on the waiting list.

More details about Rep ID: 948

Representation ID: 852

OBJECT Mr. Nick Miller for Sudbury Green Belt Group

Summary:

Where Social Housing is needed for key workers, Social Housing should be available. Given the current deficit of Social Housing in the District, we propose the Plan should state a way will be found to commence Social Housing now, irrespective of planning for other housing.

More details about Rep ID: 852

Representation ID: 806

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

Summary:

We believe that key workers should have priority, but near to their employment.

More details about Rep ID: 806

Representation ID: 641

SUPPORT Redgrave Parish Council (Mr John Giddings)

Summary:

RPC agreed to prioritisation of key workers.

More details about Rep ID: 641

Representation ID: 279

OBJECT Mr Simon Barrett

Summary:

All workers are important, Key worker are mainly public sector? And many enjoy higher pay levels than say, careers, who's has more need?

More details about Rep ID: 279

Representation ID: 193

COMMENT Mr D C Warren

Summary:

Yes as without them local infrastructure would be jeopardised

More details about Rep ID: 193

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