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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Question 40 - Affordable Housing Approach

Representation ID: 7455

Received: 11/03/2019

Respondent: Rentplus

Agent: Tetlow King Planning

Representation Summary:

Approaches based on the square meterage or habitable rooms/floorspace are not generally supported due to the inherent difficulties in designing for the policy, which causes developers to calculate the appropriate level of delivery by reference to optimal market floorspace instead of baseline numbers. This also causes difficulties in decision making and monitoring of delivery, and therefore in setting appropriate responses to underdelivery of affordable housing. Requiring the balance of market and affordable housing to be calculated by reference to such detailed calculations as floorspace will inevitably result in a reduction in the quality of placemaking.

Full text:

comment on affordable homes / affordable rent policy - see letter

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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Question 41 - Affordable Housing calculation

Representation ID: 7456

Received: 11/03/2019

Respondent: Rentplus

Agent: Tetlow King Planning

Representation Summary:

Approaches based on the square meterage or habitable rooms/floorspace are not generally supported due to the inherent difficulties in designing for the policy, which causes developers to calculate the appropriate level of delivery by reference to optimal market floorspace instead of baseline numbers. This also causes difficulties in decision making and monitoring of delivery, and therefore in setting appropriate responses to underdelivery of affordable housing. Requiring the balance of market and affordable housing to be calculated by reference to such detailed calculations as floorspace will inevitably result in a reduction in the quality of placemaking.

Full text:

comment on affordable homes / affordable rent policy - see letter

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Object

Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Question 42 - Best way of measuring developable space

Representation ID: 7457

Received: 11/03/2019

Respondent: Rentplus

Agent: Tetlow King Planning

Representation Summary:

Approaches based on the square meterage or habitable rooms/floorspace are not generally supported due to the inherent difficulties in designing for the policy, which causes developers to calculate the appropriate level of delivery by reference to optimal market floorspace instead of baseline numbers. This also causes difficulties in decision making and monitoring of delivery, and therefore in setting appropriate responses to underdelivery of affordable housing. Requiring the balance of market and affordable housing to be calculated by reference to such detailed calculations as floorspace will inevitably result in a reduction in the quality of placemaking.

Full text:

comment on affordable homes / affordable rent policy - see letter

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Comment

Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Question 43 - What measures would incent developers

Representation ID: 7458

Received: 11/03/2019

Respondent: Rentplus

Agent: Tetlow King Planning

Representation Summary:

We recommend that the Council look to diversify the market and affordable housing 'offer' by setting policies that detail general house type, size and mix expectations with sufficient flexibility to respond to needs over the Plan's lifetime. This should include the full range of affordable housing tenures to maximise the number of affordable homes that can be delivered across Solihull over the Plan period, and to ensure a diversity of needs are met, including for those who cannot afford to buy without a period of affordable rent.

Full text:

comment on affordable homes / affordable rent policy - see letter

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