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:
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 →
As the Housing Needs Survey goes live Jonathan Griffin from the Housing Group urges us all to have our say and influence the future of housing development in the parish. From a housing perspective, several things stand out from the … Continue reading →
In this series of pieces Jonathan Griffin has looked at the role of the Development Plan, the nature of the parish, our housing needs, quality and possible locations. There are no easy answers if we believe that some development needs … Continue reading →
Jonathan Griffin continues his series of blogs on the future of housing in our parish with a question: If we are going to expand the existing settlements then where should this be done? This is probably the most contentious question … Continue reading →
In his third blog on the topic of housing Jonathan Griffin considers what sort of housing we want to build during the planning period (up to 2030). To say we need X new houses is all very well but what … Continue reading →