Houses no one wants or needs

First published in Letters

An HM planning inspector saw fit to give permission in December for the building at Welland of 50 houses (12.5 per cent of existing village outside the settlement boundary) on sloping farmland with keuper marl less than two feet below the overlying clay.

This will be almost worse than building on flood plains and will exacerbate flooding at Brook End in spite of ever-changing solutions for the retention of water.

More seriously, landslip and early damage to the houses themselves will result.

In addition, these are houses that no one needs either on account of size or price, even when "affordable", and they do not meet the real need of younger villagers who wish to remain in their home territory.

S M Appleby (Mrs)

Welland

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7:25pm Tue 4 Mar 14

Bufton Tufton says...

Re "In addition, these are houses that no one needs...."
Really? No one? Maybe they are not aimed at the demographic Mrs S M Appleby is suggesting they should be aimed at but these houses would not be planed if the developers did not think they could sell them. Unfortunately affordable housing for young people means by definition social housing at which already resident "villagers" usually throw up their hands in horror.
Re "In addition, these are houses that no one needs...." Really? No one? Maybe they are not aimed at the demographic Mrs S M Appleby is suggesting they should be aimed at but these houses would not be planed if the developers did not think they could sell them. Unfortunately affordable housing for young people means by definition social housing at which already resident "villagers" usually throw up their hands in horror. Bufton Tufton
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11:56am Tue 11 Mar 14

WhyBother says...

Young people need affordable housing due to older generations buying cheap houses and now selling for high prices.

A lot of our parents generation have made considerable sums from property at the youths expense.
Young people need affordable housing due to older generations buying cheap houses and now selling for high prices. A lot of our parents generation have made considerable sums from property at the youths expense. WhyBother
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