How do Mendip District Council decide on additional housing numbers for Frome?
How do they decide on the number of affordable houses and what does this mean?
This is a follow-up report to the page explaining housing need.
Mendip D.C. have an ‘Evidence Base’ for population and housing. They make a ‘Housing Needs Assessment‘ & an ‘Affordable Housing Study‘ & a ‘Strategic Housing Market Assessment’ (SHMA) – Oct 2016 (298 pages).
You can read a full description of the process and key findings here: MDC housing plans LP2 report.
Summary of sites and numbers for Frome: during the Local Plan period there are allocations of 1616 homes, with further ‘windfalls, taking this to 1741 homes, of which 458 are ‘affordable’. In addition a further 331 houses could be built on non-allocated sites (82 affordable).
This creates an allocated additional population in the region of 4300 to 6100 (at 2.5 or 3.5 people per household), plus the additional sites give a potential total of 5100 to 7250 more people living in Frome. This would bring the population from around 26,000 to 33,000.
NB: Only south part of Saxonvale site (Terramond / Bussman Cooper) has an allocation for housing and not the Notts / FTC part of the site. [not sure why].