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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Local Housing Need

Representation ID: 9159

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

No exceptional circumstances to justify the Council using an alternative approach to the Government's standard methodology.
This figure is only the minimum starting point. Any ambitions to support economic growth, to deliver affordable housing and to meet unmet housing needs from elsewhere are additional to the local housing need figure.
No clear justification for 2,000 dwellings as the chosen figure for Solihull's contribution to the HMA shortfall. The HBF will submit representations on the proposed overall housing requirement figure in response to the pre-submission Local Plan consultation.

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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Site Selection Methodology

Representation ID: 9160

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

The HBF do not comment on the merits or otherwise of individual sites selected for allocation. The Council should also provide maximum flexibility within its overall housing land supply to respond to changing circumstances, to treat the housing requirement as a minimum rather than a maximum and to provide choice and competition in the land market.

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Question 40 - Affordable Housing Approach

Representation ID: 9161

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

The Council is attempting to deal with identified issues associated with market housing mix including more smaller market dwellings, increasing housing densities on all sites and minimising release of Green Belt land via an alternative approach to affordable housing contributions. These matters are separate and should not be co-joined.

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Question 41 - Affordable Housing calculation

Representation ID: 9162

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

The calculation of affordable housing contributions on bedroom numbers, habitable rooms or habitable square meterage are not considered an effective approach.

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Question 42 - Best way of measuring developable space

Representation ID: 9163

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

It is an inappropriate approach irrespective of the way used to measure developable space.

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Question 43 - What measures would incent developers

Representation ID: 9164

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

All households should have access to different types of dwellings to meet their housing needs.

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Question 34 - Washed Over Green Belt Settlements for Potential Removal

Representation ID: 10554

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

The status of Cheswick Green, Millison's Wood, Tidbury Green, Whitlock's End and Widney Manor Road should be determined in accordance with the 2019 NPPF (para 139).

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Question 35 - Washed Over Green Belt Settlements to be retained

Representation ID: 10555

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

The washed over Green Belt status of Barston, Chadwick End, Berkswell and Bickenhill should be determined in accordance with the 2019 NPPF (para 139).

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Question 36 - Washed Over Green Belt Settlements Review

Representation ID: 10556

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

Any review of other areas of the Borough washed over by Green Belt should be undertaken in accordance with 2019 NPPF (para 139).

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Question 37 - Compensatory Provision for removal of land from Green Belt.

Representation ID: 10557

Received: 14/03/2019

Respondent: The Home Builders Federation Midland Region

Representation Summary:

Any compensatory provision made for land removed from the Green Belt should be determined in accordance with the 2019 NPPF (para 137).

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