Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036

Comment ID /4267
Document Section Draft Horsham District Local Plan 2019-2036 Housing (Key Questions) Policy 17 - Meeting Local Housing Needs Policy 17 - Meeting Local Housing Needs View all on this section
Respondent Mrs (Mrs Elizabeth Wake) View all by this respondent
Response Date 29 Mar 2020
What is the nature of this comment?
  • Observation
Summary
Open market percentages
Comment

The percentages don't seem very supportive of first time buyers. Young first time buyers in this area will mostly only be able to afford one bedroom properties - Yet only 5% of houses on the developments on the open market will be one bedroom properties. This will do nothing to improve the housing market for our local young people. There is no shortage of 3 or 4 bedroom properties in the area, yet these make up the largest percentage within the proposed new developments. I would suggest that this is indicative that the purpose of these developments is to attract buyers from London and surrounding area, rather than supporting local people. Especially young people.

Proposed Change One bed - 20%
Two bed - 30%
Three bed - 30%
Four bed - 20%
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