Housing and Affordability

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Comment

Local Development Plan Pre-Submission Publication

Representation ID: 6448

Received: 04/07/2018

Respondent: Deanery of Harlow (Anglican)

Representation:

Affordable housing is a local issue eg when I spoke to a couple looking too get married recently. Though this is acknowledged (30% desirable), can more be done to make sure that developers include significant affordable housing? ie that this is more than an aspiration. Developers tend to want to build more expensive homes and this wants to be resisted wherever possible (hopefully resulting in something suitably balanced.)

Full text:

Affordable housing is a local issue eg when I spoke to a couple looking too get married recently. Though this is acknowledged (30% desirable), can more be done to make sure that developers include significant affordable housing? ie that this is more than an aspiration. Developers tend to want to build more expensive homes and this wants to be resisted wherever possible (hopefully resulting in something suitably balanced.)