Questions from the Consultation Feedback
Brown field sites tend to be land that has previously received planning approval and as such would attain a land value beyond that viable for 100% affordable housing. Brown field sites may not offer the protection against Right to Buy that can be secured on Rural Exception Sites. Building homes on a Rural Exception Site will mean that the homes will stay affordable, for local people, in perpetuity.
The design aspects and materials will be further discussed and agreed with officers of the NPA. Early consultation with the LPA has led to the development of the proposals as portrayed on this website.
Any planning application will reflect the current housing need.
Preliminary Ecology surveys have taken place to identify existing flora and fauna. Further surveys will be conducted to provide guidance on how to protect and enhance the existing ecology
An arboricultural survey has already been undertaken to identify the condition of the existing trees. Any tree removal designated as necessary will be agreed with the district tree officer.
All new homes developed by New Forest Village Housing Association will embrace a Fabric First approach exceeding the insulation requirements of current building regulations whilst including features such as triple glazing, air source heat pumps, continuous ventilation to ensure low energy consumption returning low energy bills.