Affordable homes in Hook Parish…
Is there a need for affordably priced homes for first time buyers in Hook Parish?
The housing promoter Falcon Communities has made a proposal to build a small number of discounted market affordable homes in Hook Parish for first time buyers with a local connection to the Parish.
Hart District Council and Hook Parish Council would like to find out if there is a need from local residents for this type of housing and to understand what price ranges would be affordable.
Falcon Communities has independently commissioned Hampshire Homes Hub to carry out a housing survey in the parish to find out this information.
If a need for this type of housing is established and the proposal is supported, the homes may be developed through the Entry Level Exception Site Planning Policy. This means that the homes must be suitable for first time buyers with a local connection to the Parish. The homes would be classed as entry level affordable home ownership such as Discount Market Sale where the homes are sold at a discount of at least 20% below local market value. Eligibility is determined with regard to local incomes and local house prices. The proposal will include provision to ensure the homes remain at a discount for future eligible households.
If you or any family member with a local connection to the parish are interested in this type of housing, please complete and return the survey online so that we can be sure we have a full picture about what’s needed locally.
The survey will be available to complete online from the 7th September 2020 and will close on 30th October 2020
A paper version of the survey is available from the Hook Parish Office or by contacting Mags Wylie at [email protected] / 01962 857361
Hampshire Homes Hub was set up by the charity Action Hampshire to provide advice and support to communities looking to develop new homes to meet their local housing need. They have worked with Hart District Council for several years assessing the need for affordable housing across many of Hart’s rural parishes. Providing a small number of affordable homes to buy can help to ensure that people with a range of ages and incomes are able to live in the community, which can help to sustain vital local services and maintain a thriving community.