Our group members are: Jane Dibb, Jonathan Griffin, James Robinson (lead) and Dorrit Smith
Housing, land use and the quality of buildings are at the heart of the Neighbourhood Development Plan. If we are to ensure that we retain the character of our communities and environment, while also serving the needs of current and future generations of residents, then we need to ensure that we provide the right number of houses, of the right type and quality, and in the right places.
As the parish is contained within an AONB, we have no externally-set housing target. This means we are in charge of our own destiny. As families grow, so demand increases. Our housing stock needs to grow to match this.
The task of the housing group is to work with the community to determine what new housing is needed and then to propose where this might best be sited.
So we need your views. What are the future needs of our communities? What should be our priorities? What do we want and what do we absolutely not want? Can we find sites which maintain the character of our villages and do not destroy important green space? Should we increase the density of the existing housing, go up or go out?
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What do you think?
Our future, our plan
News updates from the Housing group listed below:
Jonathan Griffin provides answers for the most-asked questions about our recent development sites survey. The recent Development Site Survey helped identify sites which might be acceptable by the community for development and others which should be protected from development. At … Continue reading →
Jonathan Griffin provides a summary of the results of our recent survey about development sites and explains how the results will be used. Thank you to everyone who completed the recent survey asking you to suggest sites in Mylor Parish … Continue reading →
We know there is a need for affordable housing in Mylor Parish, but the question is where should it be sited? Jonathan Griffin looks at the issues and options as we launch a new survey about potential development sites. In … Continue reading →
The NDP team will be at the Mylor May Fair on Saturday 11 May and at Flushing Craft and Produce Market on Saturday 25 May, asking for views on potential sites for affordable housing. The question is: which sites should … Continue reading →
This week, from 10 October we start our series of public consultation meetings which will help form the policies that will appear in the Neighbourhood Development Plan. There are meetings about Housing Development and Affordable Housing, Business and Economy, Transport … Continue reading →
Planning regulations make settlement boundaries very important. Within a ‘settlement’ – otherwise known as a village – almost any form of development will be allowed. If there is a large empty space then a developer can apply to build houses … Continue reading →
In the fourth of his blog series Jonathan Griffin addresses the use of brownfield sites and infill for housing development. The problem, he says, is ‘where?’ In both the surveys we have run this year people have suggested infill and … Continue reading →
Jonathan Griffin continues his commentary on the recent Housing Needs Survey with thoughts about potential locations for development in the Parish. One of the most interesting features of the Housing Needs Survey is the long list of responses to the … Continue reading →
In his previous blog, Jonathan Griffin summarised the findings of the Housing Needs Survey and underlined the need for additional affordable housing to buy or rent in the parish. The question is how much do we need? One of the … Continue reading →
This is the first of four blogs by Jonathan Griffin of the Mylor NDP Housing Group which will appear over the next week. 395 people responded to the housing needs survey, a strong return of 28%. Of those, an … Continue reading →