Queen Camel CLT's vision for affordable housing
1st choice: south of the village off the West Camel Road.
2. Type of dwellings
A mix of two, three and four bedroom, two storey, properties, semi-detached or terraced (maximum four in a terrace).
3. Number of properties
Based on the Housing Needs Survey – up to 20 affordable dwellings – but read 7 also.
4. Layout of the development
Must be as appealing and pleasant as any private development with a minimum of two discrete car parking spaces per household and if possible a garage for the 3-bedroom properties. If possible not a straight line of properties, ideally a ‘farm’ style development.
An open space (as the green on The Glebe) is desirable.
Must be houses that people look at and want to live in. In appearance to reflect the traditional styles already present in the village.
6. Construction & Sustainability
Minimum CSH Level 4, with consideration given to Passivhaus – especially innovative insulation and heating.
Ideally timber framed with a mix of wall and roof finishes (wood cladding, brick, local stone, rendered and tiles and artificial slate).
7. Type of tenure
Split between rented and shared ownership, possibly one or two additional houses for outright sale but only if necessary to provide cross-subsidy.
8. Cost to household
Shared ownership, able to staircase up to 80% stake
Rental, typically 80% open market rent
9. Allocation Policy
Application for these homes will be through SSDC's Home Finder Somerset web portal HomeFinderSomerset.co.uk
Allocation will be managed by Hastoe Housing Association in accordance with criteria set out in the Planning Section 106 Agreement and the QC CLT/Hastoe partnership Agreement.
Further details on our partner, Hastoe Housing Association, can be found on their web-site Hastoe.com
10. First occupancy