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Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

b. Sub-regional Centre: Market Harborough

Representation ID: 7469

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Representation Summary:

We support the Council's view that Market Harborough should be a 'Sub- regional Centre' and we support the overarching strategy to locate the highest proportion of development in the higher order settlements.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Support

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

c. Key Centres: Lutterworth, Broughton Astley

Representation ID: 7470

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Representation Summary:

We support the Council's view that Broughton Astley is a 'Key Centre' within the District.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Support

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

GD2 clause 1

Representation ID: 7472

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Representation Summary:

Fully support the intention of the Council to replace the existing 'limits to development ' policy (a policy that is contrary to the policies contained within the National Planning Policy Framework [ NPPF / the Framework]) with a policy which encourages sustainable development within or adjacent to existing settlements.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

SS1 clause 2a. enable housing development during 2011-2031 comprising:

Representation ID: 7476

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Jelson's concern centres on the total number and proportion of all dwellings (58%) expected to be delivered by the 2 proposed SDA's.

Extremely concerned that;
- the entire strategy (market & affordable housing) is heavily reliant upon 2 large scale, complex SDA's and is high risk
- the evidence from experience (in Leics) suggests that the SDA/SUE approach has not yet been proven to be successful in securing housing delivery.
- the experience of Airfield Farm (6yrs since original permission, yet to deliver a dwelling) highlights the long lead in periods required for SDA's
-the SDA's won't deliver in the timescales set out in the proposed housing trajectory

Overall the strategy places too much reliance on a small number of large sites and anticipated delivery rates are wholly unrealistic, making it ineffective and unlikely to deliver the required level of housing.

Jelson do not object to SDA's as a matter of principle. However, aspirations for them need to be realistic and they should form part of a balanced approach allowing a range of smaller sites in a wider range of locations.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

H1 Opening sentence

Representation ID: 7477

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Jelson is unconvinced that sufficient account has been taken of the requirement to address unmet need from Leicester City in the overall district housing target.

It is unclear from Table B.1 and the Plan generally, to what extent if at all, the targets take into account the need to provide housing within Harborough to meet the unmet need from Leicester City. This is another reason why there is a pressing need to add flexibility in the Plan to be able to deliver housing in a range of locations which meet the needs of both Harborough and the City.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

H2 clause 1

Representation ID: 7483

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Jelson supports H2 clause 1 in principle. However, it has serious concerns as to whether the SDAs will be capable of delivering 40% affordable housing provision because;

- large scale residential developments are often unable to deliver due to viability issues (e.g. Melton Local Plan Focussed Changes reduced requirement for its proposed SDA's from 37% to 15% due to detailed viability assessment)
- we're not convinced it will deliver the affordable housing requirement for the District (206 dwellings per annum)
- there is no definitive evidence or detailed analysis (including in the Local Plan Viability Assessment)which proves that the SDA's can deliver 40%.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

H4 clause 1

Representation ID: 7485

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? Not specified

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Supportive of policies to address particular needs for specialist housing / extra care / bungalows. However, this specific policy is too rigid.

Many housing developers,including Jelson, do not have the capability to design and build out specialist housing. Therefore, this would require a housing developer to 'pair up' with a sheltered housing /extra care provider to deliver a policy compliant scheme. There is no evidence of a desire from such providers to operate in this way and to take on a range of small sites in dispersed locations. Management of such facilities would be extremely difficult and inefficient.

This policy will complicate & have a detrimental impact on the ability of developers to deliver large schemes of 100+ dwellings.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

H5 clause 4

Representation ID: 7487

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

The success of such a policy, to deliver land for self-build and custom-build dwellings, is entirely dependent upon its detail. We feel that such a complicated matter should be set out in a policy of its own.

It is imperative that the Council provide detailed, robust evidence and guidance to support this policy to ensure that it does not become a difficult and onerous point for both developers and the local planning authority. It may even be worth looking to provide a supplementary planning document to provide a robust guide to delivering this policy.

Policy will have a detrimental impact on the ability of developers to deliver large schemes of 250+ dwellings.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

MH1 Clause 1

Representation ID: 7490

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

Our only concern relates to the number of homes that the site could accommodate. According to the SHLAA 2016, the site could deliver 64 dwellings less than its allocation (600dw).

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

Object

Harborough Local Plan 2011-2031, Proposed Submission

MH2 Clause 1

Representation ID: 7492

Received: 17/11/2017

Respondent: Jelson Homes Limited

Agent: GVA Grimley

Legally compliant? No

Sound? No

Duty to co-operate? No

Representation Summary:

According to the SHLAA 2016 the site could accommodate 136dw less than its allocation (350dw).

The proximity of the part of the MH2 site, located to the west of SHLAA site ref. A/MH/HSG/34, adjacent to future Class B1 employment development, is likely to bring with it further issues with regards to residential amenity.

Full text:

Please refer to the accompanying representations document prepared by GVA.

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