Housing


Our aims

To minimise social inequalities, and foster a socially inclusive community, by ensuring appropriate housing provision within the development.

To ensure that the development relates to the local character whilst reinforcing its own identity.

Local needs and priorities (taken from consultations)

Residents of Newton on Trent responded that their main priorities for sizes and types of houses were:

  • Small family homes (2/3 bedroom) and larger family homes (4 bedrooms+);
  • Housing suitable for older people to live independently;
  • Homes which are affordable to first time buyers and are of a good quality (good examples of starter homes included those opposite the Post Office);
  • Homes that have parking facilities on the plot.
  • Homes that reflect the village and are of a high quality (e.g Cockerels Roost)
  • Include interesting design styles such as those already seen within the village
  • Provide attractive frontages to homes
  • Homes not to be three storeys in height

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Progress

September 2015: The results of the surveys are being used in addition to a wide range of methods to establish the most appropriate forms and types of housing appropriate to the site.  Considerations include housing type, tenure, size, and amount.

Next steps

The team is investigating the amount of space to be allocated to housing.  This is taking into account the amount of space being used for community facilities and green space all of which will inform the amount and types of housing that can be provided.

Key documents:

  • Housing Needs Assessment
  • Design and Access Statement