Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document - Second Public Consultation
Start date: Monday 15th February 2021
End date: Monday 29th March 2021
The Council is running a six-week public consultation on a second draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), which follows a similar consultation on a first draft SPD in September and October last year. Representations submitted during the first consultation have been taken into account and, where appropriate, the draft SPD has been changed.
The Council is now required to publish the following documents for consultation - select the document name to download a copy:
- Draft Affordable Housing SPD
- Consultation Statement - summarises the main issues arising from representations received during the first consultation and explains how the Council has assessed them
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) Screening Report
- Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report
Representations submitted during the first consultation have already been considered and should not be resubmitted. Representations on the second draft SPD should be received no later than the end date, above, and may be submitted by email (preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Spatial Planning, Craven District Council, 1 Belle Vue Square, Broughton Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1FJ. Inspection of consultation documents at the Council offices is not possible due to current national lockdown restrictions.
In submitting your representations, please be as clear as possible about which parts of the draft SPD or other consultation documents you are referring to. You should make specific reference to the relevant paragraph numbers and sections in your response. There are no representation forms for this consultation.
If you wish to be directly notified about approval of the finalised SPD and about future spatial planning consultations, please subscribe for free via the subscriptions webpage (there is no need for existing subscribers to subscribe again).
The need to provide this SPD was agreed at the examination of the Craven Local Plan and paragraph 6.20 of the Plan's supporting text to Policy H2: Affordable Housing confirms the Council’s commitment to its publication. The delivery of affordable homes for local people is an important Council objective and an SPD which assists applicants in preparing and submitting policy compliant planning applications for affordable housing will contribute to this objective.
The Council is aware that the Government is currently consulting on a fundamental reform of the planning system and some changes to the NPPF that will affect the delivery of affordable homes as well as many other matters. This does not obviate the need for the Council to seek to approve this draft SPD following public consultation.
If you need further information or assistance, please contact the Spatial Planning Team via the contact details set out above.