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Representations on Deposit Joint Local Development Plan - POLICY TAI5

Representation ID: 1837

SUPPORT Cyngor Cymuned Llanengan (Ms Einir Wyn)

Summary:

Real need for local market housing in Abersoch, Mynytho and Sarn Bach. Too many open market homes/ flats have been built in the last two years that are beyond the ability of local people to purchase them, bearing in mind that there are over fifty houses for sale and not one of them is below a quarter of a million.

Representation ID: 1031

OBJECT Llywodraeth Cymru (Mr Mark Newey)

Summary:

Paragraph 9.2.4 of Planning Policy Wales (PPW) makes it clear that market housing to meet specific local housing needs would normally have no occupancy condition. Such a departure from national policies need to be justified with robust evidence. Therefore, the evidence should go further and detail why the affordable housing policies, and the provision of intermediate affordable housing, could not assist in meeting the identified need. Furthermore, paragraph 7.4.39 states that local market housing, allowed under Policy TAI5, will be restricted to those who are eligible by S106 legal agreements. Therefore, it does not comply with PPW, i.e. that the obligation is "necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms" (PPW 3.7.6).

Representation ID: 941

OBJECT Cyng/Counc Alwyn Gruffydd

Summary:

Policy TAI5, 'Local Market Housing' is to be welcomed warmly but the number of specific settlements which are designated for such a policy must be extended beyond the 6 areas which are currently noted in the Plan.

The results of the recent Census has shown a decline in the percentage of Welsh speakers in the majority of the County's communities, and extending the Local Market Housing areas would be a useful tool to address community and linguistic viability.

Increase the number of specific settlements named under policy TAI5 'Local Market Housing' to protect our communities and safeguard the Welsh language.

Representation ID: 644

OBJECT Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (Mr Noel Davey)

Summary:

There are other villages with significant second home pressure which should be included in this list. We question whether the Section 106 mechanism to require 'local' use (without an affordable condition) can be applied in practice, given the precedent for many of these to have been lifted.

Representation ID: 638

SUPPORT Partneriaeth Tai Gwynedd / Gwynedd Housing Partnership (Elfyn Owen)

Summary:

Welcome the paper which assists people to live within their areas and contribute to their communities. It acknowledges the challenge to meet specific local housing needs for open market housing. Reference is made to the intermediate model and the Unit would welcome this option. A number of people cannot afford to buy a house but do not fall into the category of needing social housing.

Information from Tai Teg and Gwynedd's Common Housing Register clearly demonstrates that there exists a need for housing.

Representation ID: 635

OBJECT Grwp Ffocws Cynllun Datblygu Lleol (Mr Iwan Edgar)

Summary:

Support the principle behind this policy - but object to it as it does not go far enough.

The policy should apply to all of Dwyfor and other parts of the two counties.

It should be proactively protecting the Welsh language to coincide with 5.6, 5.8, 6.23, 6.24, 6.25, 7.1.2, 7.1.3, 7.1.4 and Strategic Policy PS1.

The policy should be extended across Dwyfor and in further parts of Gwynedd and Anglesey.

Representation ID: 633

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Pwllheli (Mr Robin W Hughes)

Summary:

Partly support the 6 areas but need to expand them to include the rest of Dwyfor and consider other areas within Gwynedd.

Representation ID: 630

OBJECT Menter Môn (Helen Thomas)

Summary:

Policy TAI5, 'Local Market Housing' is very much welcomed but the number of designated settlements should be extended for the policy beyond the 6 areas currently noted in the Plan.

The most recent Census results have shown a decline in the percentage of Welsh speakers in the majority of the County's communities and extending the Local Market Housing areas would be a useful tool to address community and language viability.

Increase the number of specific settlements named under Policy TAI5 'Local Market Housing' in order to protect the communities of Gwynedd and the viability of the Welsh language.

Representation ID: 628

OBJECT Iwan Edgar

Summary:

Support the principle of the policy but it does not go sufficiently far. The policy should be extended to cover the whole of Dwyfor (+ Penrhyndeudraeth) and to consider this for more areas in Gwynedd and Anglesey.

The Deposit Plan should proactively protect the language and should be consistent with what is expressed in other sections of the Plan.

The 'Gwynedd Housing and Income' report supports the argument for extending the area and shows how unaffordable housing is for the indigenous population and the reports of Hanfod 1 and Hanfod 2 shows that there is some potential influx already in Dwyfor following the housing constructed between 2001 and 2011.

Representation ID: 625

SUPPORT Hwylusydd Tai Gwledig (Mr Arfon Hughes)

Summary:

Welcome the paper that assists people to live in their areas and to contribute to their communities. The paper acknowledges the challenge to "satisfy specific local housing needs for open market housing". The paper makes reference to the intermediate model, and the Unit would welcome this option. A number of people cannot afford to buy a house, but do not fall into the category of needing social housing.

Information from Tai Teg and Gwynedd's Common Housing Register shows that there is a need for housing and more work is needed at grass roots level to ensure the validity of this need in terms of local need.

Representation ID: 611

OBJECT Tom Brooks

Summary:

TAI5 is unreasonably selective in its choice of "relevant settlements". In the Topic Paper, Borth-y-Gest is attributed with the characteristics of the Porthmadog West ward. The analysis therefore produced a false result in relation to the characteristics of Borth-y-Gest.

Borth-y-Gest, if compared with Mynytho, Sarn Bach etc would more than equally qualify as a "relevant settlement".

Borth-y-Gest should be added to the list of communities mentioned in TAI 5. Failure to do so is likely to rapidly extinguish the remaining Welsh element in the village and create a ghost village outside the main tourist season.

Representation ID: 599

OBJECT Cadnant Planning (Mr Rhys Davies)

Summary:

Only allowing local market and affordable housing will weaken communities socially and economically, increasing deprivation. National Policy requires a mix of affordable and market housing to ensure sustainable communities. Restricting development to local market housing will result in social imbalance.

Only allowing local need or affordable housing in certain settlements is likely to ensure a failure to deliver the required level of housing. Local need and affordable housing can only be achieved through balanced, viable development (incorporating open market and affordable housing). "Local needs" housing duplicates affordable housing provision and is not necessary or deliverable.

The Policy should be deleted.

Representation ID: 534

OBJECT Hunaniaith (Debbie A. Williams Jones)

Summary:

Policy TAI5, 'Local Market Housing' is very much welcomed but the number of designated settlements should be extended for the policy, beyond the 6 areas currently noted in the Plan.

The most recent Census results have shown a decline in the percentage of Welsh speakers in the majority of the County's communities and extending the Local Market Housing areas would be a useful tool to address community and language viability.

Representation ID: 428

SUPPORT Grŵp Cynefin (Rhys Dafis)

Summary:

Policy TAI 5 is suitable for the situation of the communities that have been noted in it

Representation ID: 286

OBJECT Home Builders Federation Ltd (Mr Mark Harris)

Summary:

The HBF object in principle to the idea of restricting open market housing to 'local people' as it is an undue constraint on the private market.
This policy appears to be over-restrictive on development that is acceptable in principle as it is within a identified settlement boundary or development boundary. Such a policy should be limited to exception sites.

Remove the 'local market housing requirement'.

Add an extra point (1 iii.) which allows open market sale if the other two criteria can not be met.

Representation ID: 281

OBJECT Mr Aled Evans

Summary:

Local market housing

Expand the boundaries with this. That would make the market larger e.g. the whole of Dwyfor and Penrhyndeudraeth would be local market

Representation ID: 207

OBJECT John Brinley Jones

Summary:

To remove Policy TAI5 from the final version. Policy is against the European Convention on Human Rights - Protocol No. 12 to the Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms Rome, 4.XI.2000.

To remove para 7.4.37 Policy TAI5 from the final version.

Representation ID: 82

SUPPORT Adran Cynllunio a Thai, Cyngor Sir Ddinbych (Angela Loftus)

Summary:

Support the principle of the policy to limit open market homes to local need in areas of high demand for second homes.

Representation ID: 70

OBJECT Cyngor Tref Nefyn (Liz Saville Roberts)

Summary:

It is requested that coastal villages Morfa Nefyn and Edern are added to the list of Local Market Housing villages in Gwynedd due to the high percentage of second homes. Evidence - according to the 2011 Census, 28.3% of households in the Morfa Nefyn ward (which includes Morfa Nefyn and Edern) are without regular residents. Note that this is higher than a community which is already included, namely Tudweiliog which has a percentage of 19.6%.

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