2 thoughts on “Have You Completed the Housing Questionnaire Yet?”

  1. Please update parishioners on the outstanding balance of the number of houses required (91 – by 2031) against those already built or pending. It would also be useful to know the average number of applications approved annually to inform the discussion on the number of additional houses that will be required if applications are approved at the same rate over the next 10 years.

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    • Thank you for your question.

      As of April 2020 there are 36 properties either completed or with planning permission granted since 2011 leaving 55 properties to reach our minimum requirement of 91. In September 2020 we added a further 4 houses which had planning permission at Warryfield Barns, leaving the remaining target at 51 properties

      The housing numbers are confirmed by Herefordshire Planning each year after April and may go up or down depending on the number of new applications grated since the last figure was confirmed and permissions that have expired during that period. Section 5 of the Meeting Housing Needs and Site Assessment Report provides a guide to a reasonable estimation of the windfall allowance that might be included within the NDP – currently 17 properties. Unfortunately, it is not as straight forward as applying a fixed number per year based on historical rates, as is explained in the report.

      On behalf of the NDP Committee.

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