Council puts forward affordable housing

Saturday 22nd February 2020 7:00 am
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A TOTAL of 16 affordable homes in three separate developments in Chiddingfold is proposed by Waverley Borough Council to help meet local housing needs.

Waverley’s housing team has submitted three applications due to be determined by the southern area planning committee members next Tuesday, February 25.

As a ‘larger village’, Chiddingfold is required to provide 130 more homes by 2032 in the borough council’s local plan. Two housing developments are proposed for Pathfield and one in Hartsgrove.

Officers reported to committee members: “The application site has been identified within the draft Chiddingfold Neighbourhood Plan as suitable for accommodating additional residential accommodation to meet local housing need.

“The proposed development will make a positive contribution to five-year housing supply delivery.”

Five new affordable homes comprising three two-bedroom houses, a single one-bedroom flat and a single two-bedroom flat are proposed by demolishing 15 and 16 Pathfield.

A further six are proposed by demolishing 16A and 16B Pathfield, comprising four two-bedroom houses and two one-bedroom apartments.

Five more, comprising three two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses, are proposed by demolishing 57 and 59 Hartsgrove and a block of ten garages. Chiddingfold Parish Council has not raised objections, but requests among other conditions that fibre internet access be provided.

The Pathfield schemes have each triggered a single objection that the new homes will impact on the privacy of neighbours. The four objections to the Hartsgrove scheme concern loss of privacy and parking.

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