Housing & Development

(H&D) Housing & Development (mix of housing, design control, potential sites, land,) Sean Teatum & Sally Norvell- Baker

OBJECTIVES

  • 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

Current Status

  • 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

Upper-Beeding SHLAA

Neighbourhood Plan UB Housing & Development 24th April 2014

Housing and Development- Draft v5

Heritage Buildings UB

SWOT ANALYSIS ON HOUSING & DEVELOPMENT IN UB PARISH 

Opportunities

  • 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

Threats

  • 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

 Strengths

  • 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

 Weaknesses

  • 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: teatum@btinternet.com