The DRAFT Housing policies discussed at the Community Event on 14 November are listed below. If you wish to comment or suggest changes to any of these policies, please let us know by 30 November 2017 using the comments form here or by email to email@example.com .
HOUSING POLICIES: UFFINGTON & BAULKING JOINT
Policy 1 – Number and Type of Houses
H1A – The number of houses that will be permitted within the Neighbourhood Plan area will be a minimum of 19.
H1B – Different housing types will be permitted with a strong preference for smaller 1-2 bed and 3-4 bed homes, consisting of detached, semi-detached houses and bungalows, including affordable housing, suitable for young people/families and older people.
Policy 2 – Building within the Built Area and in the setting of the Conservation Area or Listed Buildings
Limited infill inside the Village’s Built Areas will be supported, provided:
H2A - Development is for sites with a maximum of 2 dwellings, or 1 pair of semi-detached home and 1 detached home, provided it is no more than 1½ storeys in height.
H2C - All buildings are subordinate to those listed buildings and will not cause harm to the character or significance of any heritage asset including established views of listed buildings and of other features within the conservation area.
Policy 3 – Building in farmyards
H3 – Building within the existing footprint of farmyards will be permitted up to a maximum of 5 dwellings.
HOUSING POLICIES: UFFINGTON ONLY
Policy HU1 - Building within the Built Area (outside Conservation Area)
Limited infill development inside the Village’s Built Areas will be supported, provided:
HU1A - They are for single sites with a maximum of 2 detached homes or 1 pair of semi-detached home and 1 detached home or 1 terrace of up to 3 homes.
HU1B - They are in keeping with the character of the local dwellings and landscapes and proportionate in scale to existing buildings in the close vicinity and do not dominate them
Policy HU2 – Building outside the Built Area
HU2A - Building outside the Built Area will be permitted only on sites that are adjacent to or in the setting of the Built Area
HU2B - Building adjacent to the Built Area will be permitted only on sites up to a maximum of [TBC]
Policy HU3 – Building in the countryside
HU3A – Building inside the AONB will be permitted only in exceptional cases (e.g. Rural Exception) and as allowed by National AONB policy.
HU3B – Building outside the AONB but in the countryside, will be permitted but limited to a maximum of 2 houses in appropriate places, barn conversions and re-development of redundant farm buildings, subject to prevailing change of use regulations.
HOUSING POLICIES: BAULKING ONLY
Policy HB1 – Building outside the Conservation Area in the countryside
HB1A - Building outside the Conservation Area and not adjacent to it, will only be permitted on sites that are adjacent to an existing built area, limited to one house per site.
HB1B – Building outside the Conservation Area will be determined by the landscape capacity of the site as defined by the LCS study.
The latest output from the Housing Group is the Housing Needs Assessment (HNA) which was produced by a consultant during the period January - May 2017. The final publication was delayed to enable the study to factor-in information from the draft Vale Local Plan Part 2 which was released on 8 March.
The HNA seeks to determine the right number of new housing and that the size, type and tenure of housing matches the needs of existing and future residents. It provides an insight using available data to assess future housing need. In accordance with the National Planning Practice Framework (NPPF), environmental constraints and issues related to congestion and local infrastructure have not influenced this assessment, yet these remain important factors which will impact on housing development and have been raised in the report.
Two documents were produced:
1. The Uffington and Baulking HNA.
2. A summary of the Housing Survey results from questionnaires completed by residents of Uffington and Baulking.
Both documents can be downloaded from the links below.