Affordable housing for local people

The Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan is to be voted on in a fortnight’s time:

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Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan referendum 19th September, use your vote!

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There are several good reasons to vote it through:

The benefits of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan

The Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan – supporting an entrepreneurial culture

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Including, as covered by the Herald:

Relieving pressure on roads and car parks

New housing for local people

Protecting the Sidford/Sidbury gap

Redeveloping Port Royal

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The Sidmouth Hub news site looks at another aspect:

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Affordable homes to go to Sid Valley young people if neighbourhood plan approved

One key part of the plan is making sure affordable homes in the valley go to local people, particularly the area’s young people. If the plan is passed affordable homes will only be allocated to people who have a connection to the Sid Valley.

Deirdre Hounsom Chair of the Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan Steering group said: “When we asked people in Sidmouth for their views on housing many people told us that they have children of 30 still living at home due to the difficulty and expense of buying a property in the Sid Valley.

“All the plan’s policies are interconnected. We are also encouraging more start-up businesses into the valley to provide opportunities for young people, giving them everything they need to live and work here. It’s very hard for the Sid Valley’s young people returning to the town, perhaps from university, to find a home and work in the valley.

“We hope younger people will be able to get on the housing market and we hope our tourism measures will will bring more opportunities for those young people. We want to increase the number of young people living in the Sid Valley. We want this area to become much more vibrant and attractive to people from a range of generations.”

Affordable homes to go to Sid Valley young people if neighbourhood plan approved

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With more here:

Sidmouth | Sid Valley Neighbourhood Plan | eastdevon.com

   
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