Hemel housebuilding targets - Lib Dems propose a move in the right direction

November 9, 2020 5:32 PM
Originally published by Hemel Hempstead Liberal Democrats

Laying the foundations for changes to Hemel housebuilding targets:

At the next Council Meeting on Wednesday 18th November, LibDem Councillors will be proposing a Motion - for debate - that requests the Council to write to the Government to ask them to revise the Dacorum housing numbers in line with the ONS figures.

Housing

The text of the Motion is as follows:

Motion to Council

Proposed by Councilllor Ron Tindall

This Council believes that the Government's centrally-determined targets for housing development in the Borough will adversely affect the development of the Dacorum Local Plan, forcing high levels of new housing onto green belt land.

This Council therefore requests

  • the Leader of the Council to write to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government asking that the figure of 922 per annum be revised downwards in line with the figures of the Office of National Statistics which are based on housing starts of 170-200,000 per annum rather than the Government target of 300,000, and
  • A copy of that letter be sent to the Borough's two Members of Parliament with a request that they make representations to the Secretary of State in support of the Council's position

Members of the public can attend the online meeting - on MS Teams - by emailing member.support@dacorum.gov.uk