Thursday, 06 February 2014 12:29

Cornwall invites views on housing

Written by  Ruralcity Media
Cornwall invites views on housing

Cornwall Council is inviting views on its draft affordable housing supplementary planning document.

Once agreed, the document will sit underneath Cornwall's emerging local plan, providing detailed guidance on how the Local Plan affordable housing policies will be implemented.

While the Local Plan sets targets for the percentage of new houses which must be affordable, the Affordable Housing SPD will provide the detail for how these targets and requirements will be implemented.

It will include details of the type, size, tenure, quality and distribution of affordable homes which can best meet local need.

The six week consultation is open until Friday 14 March 2014. Responses will be reported back to the Council's Planning Portfolio Advisory Committee before any final decision is taken by the Cabinet.

Cornwall Council cabinet member for Environment, Heritage and Planning Edwina Hannaford says: "Ensuring the housing market offers enough decent homes at a price which people can afford is one of the Council's highest priorities.

"Cornwall Council is committed to addressing this issue by ensuring a sustained supply of new affordable homes."

Details of the consultation can be found here.

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