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POLICY HOUS 13 - EXCEPTION SITES FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

IF IT CAN BE DEMONSTRATED THAT IN THE RURAL VALE THERE IS AN IDENTIFIED LOCAL NEED FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING, THE DEVELOPMENT OF A LIMITED NUMBER OF ADDITIONAL SITES WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE SITE IS WITHIN OR ADJOINING AN EXISTING SETTLEMENT BOUNDARY;
  2. THE SITE IS COMMENSURATE IN SCALE, DESIGN AND LOCATION WITH THE IDENTIFIED NEED;
  3. CLEAR AND ADEQUATE ARRANGEMENTS ARE MADE TO ENSURE THAT THE BENEFITS OF SUCH HOUSING ARE SECURED FOR INITIAL AND SUBSEQUENT OCCUPANTS;
  4. THE SCALE AND FORM OF THE PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT IS IN KEEPING WITH SURROUNDING USES;
  5. THE PROPOSAL HAS NO UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE AMENITY AND CHARACTER OF EXISTING OR NEIGHBOURING ENVIRONMENTS BY VIRTUE OF NOISE, TRAFFIC
    CONGESTION, EXACERBATION OF PARKING PROBLEMS OR VISUAL INTRUSION;
  6. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE IMPACT ON GOOD QUALITY AGRICULTURAL LAND (GRADES 1, 2 OR 3a), ON AREAS OF ATTRACTIVE LANDSCAPE OR HIGH QUALITY TOWNSCAPE OR ON AREAS OF HISTORICAL, ARCHAEOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL, GEOLOGICAL OR GEOMORPHOLOGICAL IMPORTANCE;
  7. OPEN SPACE IS PROVIDED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED STANDARDS;
  8. THE PROVISION OF CAR PARKING AND AMENITY SPACE IS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED GUIDELINES;
  9. ADEQUATE COMMUNITY AND UTILITY SERVICES EXIST, ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE OR CAN BE READILY OR ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED.

FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS POLICY THE RURAL VALE IS DEFINED AS BEYOND THE SETTLEMENTS OF BARRY, PENARTH, LLANDOUGH (PENARTH), DINAS POWYS AND SULLY. 

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