Housing

November 2016

Click here for Ponteland Housing Needs Survey Executive Summary 2016
Click here for Ponteland Housing Needs Survey Analysis 2016
Housing Need Report
Click here for Estate Agents Survey
Final – Click here for Topic Paper – Housing – Ponteland NDP

Click here for Housing Needs Study (NCC)
Click here for Housing & Affordable Housing Evidence Report


Our aim is to encourage new housing provision to meet the needs of the community.

Any policies suggested are designed to ensure that new development respect the unique characteristics of the settlements within the civil parish.

The Community identified:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

  • New housing should preferably be built only on previously developed land.
  • A split view that housing should not be left to market demand.
  • Affordable housing for social needs was a priority.
  • Any new housing development in Ponteland should not exceed the scale of that seen in the village over the past 10 years.

Evidence:

  • New development respects the existing character.
  • A need to provide a better housing mix to include socially rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing.
  • Small scale housing developments with a provision for smaller houses 1-2 bed bungalows/houses to accommodate downsizing and first time buyers.

SCOPING PLAN

HOUSING

1. PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK (i.e. Topics to be addressed)

  • To plan the future Housing needs/provision for Ponteland and the surrounding area for the next 16 years.
  • Identify the changing patterns in this provision, including private housing stock, public housing stock, initially analysing the current provision and the needs for the future.
  • The type of housing stock falling within the scope of the project are as follows:

HOUSING STOCK

  • Private Sector
  • Public Sector
  • Rented in the Private Sector (including charitable providers)
  • Rented in the Public Sector
  • Provision for the Elderly (both private & public sector)
  • Provision for the Disabled (both private & public sector)

2. EXISTING EVIDENCE BASE

  • LOCAL EVIDENCE
  • Initial Community Survey Results
  • Ponteland Town Council Local Plan May 2012 (Withdrawn)
  • Recent Major Planning Applications
  • Major Planning Applications Approved But Not Constructed
  • Map of Civil Parish of Ponteland
  • Brownfield Sites Designated for Residential Use
  • Property Sales Data
  • Property Availability Data
  • Rented Accommodation Waiting Lists

BACKGROUND EVIDENCE

  • NCC Core Strategy Documents
  • National Planning Policy Framework
  • Northumberland Housing Strategy 2010-2015
  • Northumberland County Council Website
  • Estate Agents
  • Demographic Statistics re Health, Employment, Disability and Age Related Needs
  • Strategic Housing Market Assessment
  • NCC Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment Jan 2012
  • Housing Assessment Northumberland (Couttie Associates – Expected April)
  • 5 year Housing Land Supply July 2012
  • Gypsy and Traveler Accommodation Assessment

OTHER RELEVANT EVIDENCE

  • Census Data
  • Existing Housing Mix within Village Boundaries, Outlying Hamlets and Communities
  • Public Transport availability
  • Impact on Housing from Existing and Future Local Business/Retail

3. ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE TO BE GATHERED

SURVEYS & DATA GATHERING

  • Research local education data for future housing needs
  • Research local employment data for future housing needs
  • Research local health, disability and age related data for future housing needs
  • Set Up Sub Groups for Housing Categories to Identify Specific Needs

INTERVIEWS & ORGANISATION ENGAGEMENT

  • Northumberland County Council
  • Housing Associations
  • Sheltered Housing Providers
  • Existing House Builders active in Ponteland
  • Estate Agents

4. KNOWN KEY ISSUES

  • Publication is awaited of a draft up to date Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).  Current date is May 2012.
  • We need to query the way sites with permission, but awaiting a S106 Agreement, are dealt with under emerging Central Government Policy.
  • Can sufficient brown field sites be made available to cater for Ponteland’s projected housing needs over the coming 10 to 20 years?
  • If not, which green field sites would the community consider to be most appropriate for development?
  • What is the “Housing Needs” forecast for the next 10-20 years
  • What is a sustainable rate of growth for housing in Ponteland?
  • Is existing housing stock fit for purpose?
  • Are the locations of the current housing types appropriate?
  • Should new sites be identified? If so where?
  • What capital expenditure will be needed to fulfill this?
  • Where will the money come from?
  • Ponteland suffers from a shortage of affordable housing. People who have grown up in the village cannot afford to buy/rent property and have to move away.
  • Impact of additional housing on current health & education facilities and on infrastructure.
  • Is there sufficient appropriate housing for the elderly in Ponteland?

5. INTERFACES WITH OTHER TOPIC GROUPS

  • BUILT ENVIRONMENT
  • NATURAL ENVIRONMENT
  • LOCAL ECONOMY
  • TRANSPORT
  • FLOODING
  • COMMUNITY WELLBEING
  • YOUTH PROVISION