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Great Addington Parish Plan 2008




Section 4: Housing



4.1

Do you consider that houses in Great Addington have a unique character?

Yes

41



No

65


Why?




So many different styles so can not be unique.

There are different types of properties but all have character feel.

There are some with character but not many .

Mish mash & building materials.

very few look the same

no common theme

too many different style

hotch potch of styles.

Planning apps need to be disciplines + more strictly controlled

there isn't the restriction on brick+roof type

good range

hotch potch of styles & fabric

traditional/local stone

no particular style

names instead of numbers

typical small village

overall village & good architectural mix

good mix of houses blending in

majority <80 yrs old

mixed. More old than new

we can boast the ugliest domestic building in Europe

some using chiltern stone, although quite a mixture

no uniform design

of rural nature

a good mix of old and new

variety of types of houses

different styles/periods

There are listed buildings that are unique and often properties that deviate from the norm

Pleasant local stone construction, diverse architecture

stonework, size

hardly any vernacular architecture left

predominately age & stone

old character of buildings preserved wide variety is ok

mixture of old & new with different characteristics

good mix of ages sizes and styles

Too many large houses in wrong location

Strange mix of 60's/70's build

A lot of varied styles + dates of buildings

All different types

Typical of north Northants

Gt Add has a long and varied history

Different styles



4.2

Do you think that if you had to move home due to changes in your circumstances both good or bad that you could find a home in the village to meet your needs?

Yes

51



No

53


If not, why?




Don't know

Affordable housing is difficult to come by

House prices & low availability

Not many houses in each price bracket

shortage of small stone houses with car access

too expensive

Too pricey

depends whats available & price

nothing suitable - size & location for price

not enough smaller properties

shortage of low cost houses

it’s a small village

all overpriced compared to surrounding areas

couldn't afford any

probably too expensive

no public transport

not enough low priced homes.

Not enough facilities for elderly/infirm

no affordable housing all too expensive

our property is unique

too few easily accessible homes

Dependant on price

Too expensive

Unable to afford another home

House prices too high



4.3

What do you consider to be an acceptable growth of Great Addington in the next 10 years without altering the character of the parish?





None

49



10%

64



20%

15



30%

3



40%

0



50%

2



50%

0





4.4

Define the character of Great Addington


Friendly parish with a village feel & character


54


Pleasant village with community appeal, nice walks and bridle paths


71


Rural feeling


64


A village community near to large towns


49


Moderate size village with countryside around it but lacks amenities for all ages


40


An extended village which incorporates both old and new houses


34


Good school


55


Don't think it has a character, nor is it a reasonable place to live


1


It was nice, but it has changed and is now in decline


19




4.5

Do you consider that the infrastructure of the parish is sufficient to support the current population ?

Yes

81



No

18





4.5b

What services would need to improve to support more inhabitants?

Present



No

Yes


Social services

13

10


School

11

26


Public Transport

5

47


Doctors / Dentists

16

9


Shops

13

24


Public houses

20

6


Roads

15

21


Policing

12

28


Nursery places

13

8


Young persons entertainment

7

27


Playing fields

9

27


Sports club and activities

7

27



Future



No

Yes


Social services

11

7


School

3

40


Public Transport

2

55


Doctors / Dentists

14

17


Shops

8

35


Public houses

16

7


Roads

12

22


Policing

5

38


Nursery places

3

22


Young persons entertainment

2

37


Playing fields

8

33


Sports club and activities

4

41









4.6

Should government decide that Great Addington must have more homes where do you consider they should be built?




On small sites within the current built up areas


81


On larger plots on the edge of the village


32


On large developments that would join the parish to Little Addington, Ringstead or Woodford


8





4.7

Should government decide that Great Addington must have more homes what type of homes should be built?




In keeping with village


89


Affordable homes


51


Family homes


48


Large homes


7


Flats/apartments


5


Residential / Nursing / Retirement homes


15





4.8

Should these homes be built as ...



 

Single type settlements


18


A mixture


82




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