We want your views about affordable homes
Archived press release
Date Published: 10/08/12
Residents’ views are being sought on the number of affordable homes that should be built in the Vale each year.
The consultation runs from Monday 13 August until Monday 10 September. Responses will contribute to the future policy on affordable housing for the district as part of the Vale of Aylesbury Plan.
Those who want to take part in the survey can draw on information from the council’s Housing Needs Study 2007, the Affordable Housing Viability Study 2007, the Needs and Growth Assessment 2011 (Hearns) and a Sustainability Appraisal.
The Housing Needs Study 2007 identified a significant shortfall in affordable homes in the Vale. An average of 334 affordable homes have been built each year over the last five years.
According to the latest survey 588 new affordable homes are needed in the Vale every year.
Affordable housing includes social rented housing (where rent is set at national level), affordable housing (where no more than 80 per cent of local market rent is charged), and intermediate housing (homes to part buy and part rent).
Councillor Carole Paternoster, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, said: “We all recognise how difficult it is for those on low incomes and young people to find homes they can afford in the Vale, particularly in the current economic climate. “We want local people to tell us how many affordable homes are needed throughout the Vale.
“By having your say now, you can help us set the targets for new affordable houses in the Vale over the next 20 years.”
You can find the consultation booklet and supporting information on the link below.
There will be a formal period of publicity for the whole Vale of Aylesbury Plan Strategy submission document at the end of this year.
For more advice on the consultation or the Vale of Aylesbury Plan contact email@example.com or respond by post to: Forward Plans, AVDC, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF