(H&D) Housing & Development (mix of housing, design control, potential sites, land,) Sean Teatum & Sally Norvell- Baker
- To Support the Parish with regards to Housing & Development needs over the next 20 years
- To Seek to work with landowners to agree areas where housing could be provided to meet the needs and agreement of the Parish
- To Look at what additional utility infrastructure improvements and support services would be required
- To Produce a programme of planned and controlled house building to provide integrated and sympathetic growth
- Less people in the Parish since 2001 – unless a sharp influx since 2011.
- 65- 74 year olds have increased since 2001
- Does village have enough accommodation re: care homes to support the elderly
- Could some elderly release stock/their houses for small families or others to use
- Car levels per household of 4 or more cars have vastly increased.
- Huge increase in the 16 – 17 years olds
- Combination of young & old over next 20 years indicates a housing shortage to come
- Lack of housing could lose the next generation staying in the village
- Decline of 30 – 44 year olds compared to 2001.
- Clearly housing has to consider car space as so many travel to work via car/van.
- Less people in the village but rented accommodation has increased.
- Properties overall have increased in the Villages over last 10 years
Feedback from Recent Questionnaire
- 88% Satisfied with the Local Area as a Place to Live
- 33% not enough Housing in the Parish
- 25% (6 in importance) Affordable Housing needed to be improved
- 32% a need for Affordable Housing
- 19% a need for Family Housing
- 13% a need for Housing for Young People
- 12% a need for Housing for Older People
- 48% do not make use of the Recreation Facilities in the Parish
SOME MORE HOUSING DATA & INFO IN LINKS BELOW
SWOT ANALYSIS ON HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT IN UB PARISH
- Farmers/land owners who want to release land for new builds
- Check if there are any Brown Field sites for development.
- Ask parishioners if there aware of opportunities for development.
- What planning applications are there to increase accommodation.
- Old Cement Works has real development opportunities
- Develop existing buildings to house more people with local incentives
- Industrial estates; are they being used to their maximum
- Produce housing needs survey to identify villagers demands
- Possible development opportunity on mobile home sites
- Change the use of mobile home sites for permanent use
- We have good data to estimate the housing needs for the future.
- Recommend the design & materials to protect the uniqueness of builds
- To develop the villages in the parish so that they keep village status.
- To retain open spaces to ensure that any dwelling has adequate space
- To allow children to play in an open environment
- To use and develop allotments.
- Develop an initiative to ensure empty properties become occupied
- Establish housing requirements with the local housing associations: Moat, Raglan, Saxon Weald, Southern Housing, English Rural Housing Association, Greenoak Housing Association, Southdown Housing Association, Lewes Land Trust and Grosvenor Estate
- Southdown Downs National Parks Plans may conflict with NP
- Horsham District Council Plans may impact our NP.
- Large Developers may only provide bland out of character housing
- Current open spaces could be under threat of being built on
- Extra development could impact our infrastructure if not reviewed also.
- The design and buildings not in keeping with the village
- No additional housing is forcing Families born & bred in village to leave
- Lack of single housing to meet Ageing population needs
- Lack of local employment options means people have to move
- Large housing estates could increase crime and disorder.
- Could be forced to build on the flood plain
- Adjoining parishes development plans not complimentary to ours
- Recent flooding has highlighted the benefit of our flood plains
- The parish has it own unique character and needs to be retained
- Our 15th century properties compliment the architecture of the village
- The Parish boundary is on an area of outstanding natural beauty
- Rural setting near to Brighton / London
- Property prices competitive compared to Hove/ Brighton
- Only 90 mins. from centre of London
- Good schools / catchment area
- Safe community to live in
- Parishioners apathy to want to get involved / engage
- Roads are very narrow to support large vehicles
- Railway does not exist
- High Streets used as ‘rat runs’
- Not enough business units for businesses to set up or expand
- Infrastructure nearing capacity.
- High Speed Broadband not available to all.
- Lack of Parking to support development
- Not enough Care Homes
- Limited Medical Care and access to Hospitals / Medical
- Limited retail outlets in the parish
- Insufficient data to support housing and development needs
- Lack of futuristic mind set to develop for the next 20 years
Ø SO WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO!!!!!!
Ø DO YOU KNOW ANY PLACES WHERE WE COULD BUILD.
Ø CAN YOU HELP US
Ø CONTACT SEAN: firstname.lastname@example.org