Homes for Purbeck Consultation Findings

Homes for Purbeck Consultation Findings

A report has been published summarising the responses to this year’s New Homes for Purbeck consultation.
The consultation contained questions about sites to accommodate 1,700 new homes over the next 15 years to 2033. There were also questions about second homes and affordable homes.
Almost 7,000 households in Purbeck and neighbouring Crossways completed a paper consultation questionnaire and just over 1,000 participated in a telephone survey.

The key findings from the consultation were:

• There was majority support for a policy limiting new second homes in some parts of the District.
• Respondents gave strong support for housing principles to be included in the Local Plan. These particularly related to community and transport infrastructure and supporting the environment, habitats and local heritage of Purbeck.
• Although there was majority support for a small sites policy, there were some concerns about 30 homes being too many on an individual site.
• The majority of those taking part supported the draft affordable homes policy stipulating that 10% of new homes built should be for the cheapest type of affordable rented housing. There were some requests to investigate affordable homes for purchase.
• The proposed site for a small allocation of homes at Sandford was not supported by local residents, whilst stakeholders raised concerns about the environment and loss of recreational areas.
• Proposals for use of employment land and green belt land at Wareham are likely to require further consultation by the local Wareham Neighbourhood Plan Group.
•The preferred option, or least disliked option, for where homes should be built in the District was Option A which would spread development across the District.

See the full report here.

Sep 21, 2018 | Posted by in Community News & Events | Comments Off on Homes for Purbeck Consultation Findings