Commuted Sums SPD

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Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 909

Received: 23/05/2017

Respondent: Mr Mike Leslie

Representation:

One Question, the word "affordable" what does that actually mean to house builders/ Watford Council or Herts County Council ? for someone who pay is under the £17,000 per annum mark the word "affordable" is a joke, there is no way someone could afford to live in Hertfordshire (Watford) in a one bed flat pay the essential bills, run a car and food shop. I certainly couldn't afford to do so, I remain living with parents because it's more "affordable" for me to do so. it's a joke for Government, Councils and Builders to class buildings as "affordable"

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One Question, the word "affordable" what does that actually mean to house builders/ Watford Council or Herts County Council ? for someone who pay is under the £17,000 per annum mark the word "affordable" is a joke, there is no way someone could afford to live in Hertfordshire (Watford) in a one bed flat pay the essential bills, run a car and food shop. I certainly couldn't afford to do so, I remain living with parents because it's more "affordable" for me to do so. it's a joke for Government, Councils and Builders to class buildings as "affordable"

Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 910

Received: 25/05/2017

Respondent: Mr Ionut Murariu

Representation:

Hello,

I suggest that your document should include some Building for Life 12 information.

Best,
Ionut

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Hello,

I suggest that your document should include some Building for Life 12 information.

Best,
Ionut

Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 911

Received: 28/06/2016

Respondent: Mary Forsyth

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Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 912

Received: 26/05/2011

Respondent: Alex Macgregor Mason

Representation:

Thank you for sending through the draft Supplementary Planning Document on Commuted Sums. Though the draft deals with details of the way these sums should be applied, there is a macroscopic element to the implications that we would like to comment on.

It is a fact that we as a residents association are indirectly very conscious of the make-up of the type of housing in our area. Indeed the very mixture of the housing stock (particularly in the southern area of Nascot) is a key factor not only in maintaining the unique physical character of the area but helps to add considerably to the social character as well. We would not claim that the broad range of dwellings attracts a complete range of social or economic groups but we would claim that there is a diverse mix, and a mix that is not overly dominated by one social or economic class. This seems at the core of the consideration of how affordable housing should be arranged throughout the borough and we can only applaud any effort to ensure that "the objective {should be - [sic]} of creating mixed and balanced communities" so that no area becomes a quarter or enclave of any one type of housing; defined by tenure or wealth.

We also recognise that there may well be circumstances when a consolidation of affordable houses has other and competing priorities, so there may be a case for exceptions in order to take account of key worker requirements (around hospitals, for instance).

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Thank you for sending through the draft Supplementary Planning Document on Commuted Sums. Though the draft deals with details of the way these sums should be applied, there is a macroscopic element to the implications that we would like to comment on.

It is a fact that we as a residents association are indirectly very conscious of the make-up of the type of housing in our area. Indeed the very mixture of the housing stock (particularly in the southern area of Nascot) is a key factor not only in maintaining the unique physical character of the area but helps to add considerably to the social character as well. We would not claim that the broad range of dwellings attracts a complete range of social or economic groups but we would claim that there is a diverse mix, and a mix that is not overly dominated by one social or economic class. This seems at the core of the consideration of how affordable housing should be arranged throughout the borough and we can only applaud any effort to ensure that "the objective {should be - [sic]} of creating mixed and balanced communities" so that no area becomes a quarter or enclave of any one type of housing; defined by tenure or wealth.

We also recognise that there may well be circumstances when a consolidation of affordable houses has other and competing priorities, so there may be a case for exceptions in order to take account of key worker requirements (around hospitals, for instance).

Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 913

Received: 03/07/2017

Respondent: st William

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Comment

Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 914

Received: 03/07/2017

Respondent: Orion Cassiobrige Limited

Agent: JLL

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Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 915

Received: 03/07/2017

Respondent: Berkshore Limited

Agent: JLL

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Commuted Sums (for affordable housing) Supplementary Planning Document

Representation ID: 916

Received: 03/07/2017

Respondent: Addison Investment Properties Limited

Agent: JLL

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