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Whittington Housing Survey (December 2018)

Shropshire Council is now consulting on their future housing growth strategy for 2016 to 2036.

Please let me know what you think of the proposals so that I can better represent your views in future campaigns and at Shropshire Council.

Key facts for Whittington:

Whittington is slated to grow by 360 dwellings between 2016 & 2036.
95 of those have already been permitted but not yet completed.
2011 census said Whittington had 1,071 dwellings.
360 new dwellings is a rise of 34% since the 2011 census.

The 360 dwellings will be split between 200 in Whittington itself and 160 for Park Hall. In Park Hall that are suggesting building a new Garden Village.


    1) On reflection, has the housing growth since the 2011 census been

    Too FewToo ManyAbout Right

    2) On reflection, will the mix of the houses that have been built or have been granted permission, met the needs of the parish in future years

    0 is not very well --------- 10 is very well

    3) Overall, of the houses that have been built or have been granted permission, have they suited the character of the area


    4) Has the size of the new houses that have been built/permitted been

    Too BigToo SmallAbout Right

    5) Have the number of bedrooms per new house been

    Too ManyToo FewAbout Right

    6) Should open market housing be built as part of the mix on exception sites that are normally exclusively affordable housing?


    7) Are there enough affordable homes to rent in Whittington parish


    8) Are there enough affordable homes to buy in Whittington parish


    9) Comparing open market and social housing has the balance been

    About rightToo many open market housesToo many social houses

    10) Do you agree with the expansion of Oswestry towards & including Park Hall / Whittington?


    11) Do you agree with suggested Garden Village?


    12) If Shropshire Council builds new council housing should they be not for profit?


    13) Thinking about future need what sort of houses are needed in West Felton

    Flats or apartmentsSemi-detached BungalowsDetached BungalowsSemi-detached housesDetached housesSupported houses / apartments

    14) Again thinking about need, new homes should have how many bedrooms


    15) Shropshire Council has opted for the ‘High’ housing growth option of 28,750 dwellings was this right or would you have preferred a different option

    No - the CPRE's suggestion of 18,000 was a better optionNo - the Government's suggestion of 25,400 was a better optionNo - Shropshire Council's suggestion of 26,250 'Moderate growth' was a better optionNo - Shropshire Council's suggestion of 27,250 'Significant growth' was a better optionYes - Shropshire Council's suggestion of 28,750 'High growth' was the right option

    16) Considering all of the above, what is an acceptable number of houses for future growth in Whittington - bear in mind that Affordable homes can be built as part of an open market development or as an exception site. Exception sites aren't counted in housing growth numbers.


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