Read about the background to this development:-
Affordable housing scheme
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Read about the background to this development:-
Cllr Valerie Scott has provided the following information:-
Affordable housing scheme at St Ann’s Chapel 2021.07.22
Details of the affordable housing scheme at StAnn’s Chapel are available in the link below and on the Parish Council page: >PARISH COUNCIL>DOCUMENTS>AFFORDABLE HOUSING>SELECT FILE.
The Parish Council and Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group are pleased to be able to report that the planning application for the community-led housing scheme proposed on land at Holwell Farm, St Ann’s Chapel was approved, subject to the completion of a Section 106 Agreement, by the South Hams District Council Development Management Committee on 22nd May 2019 (Application Ref: 4214/18/FUL). This was given unanimous support by Members of the Committee who considered that the proposed development was an excellent example of a development designed specifically to meet the local housing needs of a rural parish and comprised a scheme of a very high standard of design and sustainability.
Cllr Valerie Scott, Chair of the NP Steering Group, has provided an overview of the review of the planning application by SHDC, a site map and several drawings of the scheme’s appearance (‘Perspectives’) in the DOCUMENTS section of the NP section of this website: >NP>DOCUMENTS>select file of interest by CATEGORY or title.
IMPORTANTLY, the eligibility criteria for rental/ownership are outlined together with the appropriate contact details for those people interested in buying or renting a property on the site.
Committee Decisions – May
At the Development Management Committee in May, councillors debated 6 applications. Here is the one for StAnn’s Chapel:-
Address: Land at Holwell Farm, St Ann’s Chapel, TQ7 4AP
Proposal: Residential development to provide 13 dwellings with associated access, car parking, public open space and landscaping
The presentations and site plan for the proposed NP development at StAnn’s Chapel are available in the DOCUMENTS section of the NP GROUP: Click on Neighbourhood Plan tab on front page of website then >DOCUMENTS > select CATEGORIES or scan list of documents
Following the recent press release about Community Housing, please see the following link to our poster advertising the survey:- Housing survey poster_final
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South Hams District Council │ West Devon Borough Council
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South Hams District Council is asking people who are looking for affordable or more suitable accommodation to complete a short questionnaire helping them to understand the housing need within the local area.
Many people report that they cannot afford to buy, or rent, a home in the place where they have a personal connection. This could be the place where they grew up, or perhaps where their extended family live, or even where they work, due to the high cost of housing. In the South Hams, it is not uncommon for average house prices in some communities to be up to 15 times average incomes and it is recognised that the lack of suitable homes for local families has had a major impact on the energy and sustainability of local communities. This is where the Community Housing Strategy can help.
The Community Housing Strategy, awarded South Hams District Council £1.88m to help meet the housing needs of local residents looking to buy, or rent, homes costing in the region of £150,000 – £200,000.
The Council would like to invite residents who cannot find affordable or appropriate housing within their local village or town, to complete a short questionnaire telling them about the housing need in their area. This survey will help the Council to understand which communities are interested in buying or renting community housing, which could then be targeted for future project development.
South Hams District Council will use these survey results to target key need areas and actively support community housing groups, both financially and with development resources, to progress the development of high quality homes. This process will involve a further, and more comprehensive full housing needs survey, discussions with local Parish Councils and community groups to discuss suitable site selection, before projects can be designed and implemented. These homes will then be available to residents with local connections, where the cost of market housing is currently beyond their reach.
South Hams District Council’s Executive Member for Customer First, Cllr Hilary Bastone, said:“I am absolutely delighted that this government funding will help us to address the housing needs of our local residents. We have known for a long time that lower incomes in Devon stop many families from living in their local communities, forcing them to move away from friends and family, in order to afford suitable housing.
“This first step survey will inform us of where the problem areas are and we can then concentrate on working with local community groups to identify where we can support local housing projects to get off the ground.
“I encourage residents who are not on the housing ladder to take five minutes to complete the survey letting us know exactly where the issues are locally so we can use the money to target the areas of greatest need.”
Supporting the development of this strategy is the Devon Rural Housing Partnership, who said: “The Devon Rural Housing Partnership is pleased to be working with South Hams District Council on this high level housing survey. It is important that we identify where appropriate housing is needed in order to prioritise resources on the right communities.”
The survey is now open until Saturday 31 March at 5 p.m. To share your views on local housing needs, please complete this link: https://www.surveymonkey.co.