Examples of types of comments in support of the Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan Consultation, to put in your own words

 

        Pulborough needs community housing because no houses have been build in the last 10 years that are affordable to local residents or workers with who earn around average incomes. So called ‘affordable’ house prices are now 50% more than would be available as their maximum mortgage.

 

        We need a more proactive approach to planning that provides high quality community owned housing for a well balanced long term community of residents and workers of all ages.

        The average age of Pulborough residents has increased in recent years because so many house buying newcomers are retired. This means that the village needs to plan more affordable community owned housing that will remain available to social care and health workers on modest incomes in perpetuity.

        For too long new housing in Pulborough has been unaffordable to residents who work locally on average incomes. We need properly affordable community housing to ensure that younger families, or residents’ grown up children in particular, do not have to move away to find somewhere they can afford.

        We need to plan housing to help village families live close to each other so that young and old can support each other. Community housing is needed so that it remains affordable and available to provide mutual family support for the good of the village community in the long term future.

         To maintain a thriving Pulborough community the village needs to include all kinds of people and jobs, and all kinds of housing both private and affordable. Recent planning has failed to provide housing for residents on around average pay, so properly affordable housing owned by the community is the only workable solution and should be given full planning support.

 

 

draft letter layout to send to Horsham DC before 13/1/21



Horsham DC

Neighbourhood Planning Officer,

Horsham Council, Parkside,

Chart Way, North St,

Horsham RH12 1RL

 

To: Community Planning Officer
Re: Pulborough Neighbourhood Plan (Page 44)
5. Community Aims, 1. Community Land Trust


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I wish to comment on this plan as follows: