The need for affordable housing

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Object

Draft Affordable Housing SPD

Representation ID: 28533

Received: 13/07/2014

Respondent: Pat White

Representation:

The first I or other locals knew of this "consultation" was in Cambridge Matters delivered on
Thursday 10 July 2014 with closing date of
Monday 14 July 2014-this is not 6 weeks consultation!

Full text:

The first I or other locals knew of this "consultation" was in Cambridge Matters delivered on
Thursday 10 July 2014 with closing date of
Monday 14 July 2014-this is not 6 weeks consultation!

Object

Draft Affordable Housing SPD

Representation ID: 28534

Received: 13/07/2014

Respondent: Pat White

Representation:

Not notified within correct timescale

Full text:

Not notified within correct timescale

Support

Draft Affordable Housing SPD

Representation ID: 28569

Received: 14/07/2014

Respondent: Ms Ann Galpin

Representation:

Agree strongly there is need for more and affordable housing in Cambridge. There seems to be an imbalance in the type of housing being built in the city, especially in the private sector, with an over emphasis on high end residential units for private resale or buy-to-let, apart hotels and small one or two bedroom units without parking provision or private garden/amenity space, aimed at students and transient / young professionals. The city needs more and more secure, long-term housing that is affordable/accessible to low income (working) families. Public transport needs vast improvement and cost reduction to replace car use.

Full text:

Agree strongly there is need for more and affordable housing in Cambridge. There seems to be an imbalance in the type of housing being built in the city, especially in the private sector, with an over emphasis on high end residential units for private resale or buy-to-let, apart hotels and small one or two bedroom units without parking provision or private garden/amenity space, aimed at students and transient / young professionals. The city needs more and more secure, long-term housing that is affordable/accessible to low income (working) families. Public transport needs vast improvement and cost reduction to replace car use.