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Representations on New Local Plan Options - Housing
COMMENT The Co-operative Group (Mr Matthew Stafford)
The lack of completions and commitments in Houghton on the Hill over the past five years is particularly concerning when you consider its relatively high house prices and lack of affordable housing. The village also has a sufficient level of services to accommodate further housing growth and should therefore be making notable contribution to the Council's five year housing land supply shortfall.
OBJECT Mr Steve Goodman
The numbers of new houses being proposed and the numbers in each development being proposed by developers are too many. This will irrevocably damage the village community character leading to ithe village becoming just another suburb of Leicester. Development should only be allowed in small "neighbourhoods" of 10 to 20 houses max, such as the development already given planning permission on Uppingham Road. This would enable more houses to be provided without damaging the village character which is the main reason people want to live here.
OBJECT The Co-operative Group (Mr Matthew Stafford)
Please see representations submitted by the Co-operative Group (20151029 TCG Reps New Plan for Harborough Options Consultation Doc') by email on 29/10/15 to email@example.com
COMMENT Anthony Bentley
Houghton on the Hill has definite identity as a rural village. It is important that any deveopment there is in line with the developing neighhbourhood plan to ensure that the process is democtaric and accountable and to mantain village access to amenities and safe roads and is not short-circuited by opportunistic developments that ruin for ever the landscape and character of the village. It is important also for HDC to remember its responsibilty to all its area to ensure that no villages are adversely affected by being on the periphery of the area. The village neighbourhood plan MUST be consisdered.