Draft Core Strategy January 2011

Draft Core Strategy January 2011

Responses

List of answers to the specified question
NameResponseDate
Laura There is a huge requirement for affordable house in Witney for couples without children on an average income. These local couples are currently unable to get support from the council due to salaries exceeding the set amount; and cannot afford to buy or rent in Witney. It is good to see that 45% of affordable housing in Witney will be aimed at couples without children, but I hope that the council is more flexible when it comes to the limit it places on income etc. 10 Mar 2011 13:15
Carole and Nigel Rose CN would benefit from more quality private housing. Undue concentration on affordable and/or smaller dwellings will further unbalance the community and make it less attractive. 10 Mar 2011 12:19
RPS (Mr Robin Beechener) We consider that the overall strategy is unsound in that the future provision of affordable housing on sites outside the three main settlements is simply left to market forces. Unless the provision of such housing is linked to normal market housing it will not be provided, which will be to the detriment of villages which surround the three growth points. 10 Mar 2011 10:36
Darren Why do WODC seem hell bent on building all housing in 1 or 2 locations. It appears as if people are like animals being coralled where the council wants with little or no regard for where people want or need housing. 10 Mar 2011 00:04
g.d.w. Why do we constantly need so many new homes ???? 09 Mar 2011 22:39
James Bainbridge The requirement for Affordable Housing in rural areas, outside of the Main Service Areas, is unlikely to be fulfilled unless allocations for Private Housing are also made. There is, and has been, too much reliance on Rural Exception Sites to deliver the requirement. While such sites can deliver part of the requirement, they will not generate sufficient Affordable Housing in the rural areas, and in particular the Rural Service Centres 08 Mar 2011 10:53
J Raftery Personally I would like to see more larger houses built (5 beds), or bigger 4 beds. There's not much choice, I've lived in the area for 35yrs and my only other choice is to move away to places like Swindon (which also has the appeal of a good rail network). 08 Mar 2011 08:28
Pip Squire Without a strategy and plan for sustainable growth, which includes the infrastructure necessary to trigger it, the specific housing needs strategy cannot be delivered without funding from somewhere, what is the source of this funding and how long will it take to secure it? 07 Mar 2011 21:36
M French Houses should be built close to sources of employment with good transport links, not in Carterton 07 Mar 2011 21:01
Nichola Cayley Response on behalf of Witney Town Council - One of the things that has not been included under social housing is the building of sheltered accommodation. With an elderly population and lots of elderly people living in three bedroom houses on their own, it would make sense to try ad release these houses for families. Assuming all the elderly can afford to buy their own homes is far from true and many would move to a smaller home if the accommodation was available. 07 Mar 2011 11:05
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