Build Houses, Build Communities


(Idea gathered from contributions at Stonehaven event)

Protecting family homes in the community will in turn lead to those communities contributing to local businesses to help them thrive which will ensure generations staying on in their area.

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by ScotParlModerator on February 20, 2018 at 11:51AM

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  • Posted by davesutto February 22, 2018 at 17:41

    If only! At present new housing is destroying any sense of place and blurring the boundaries between places. There is no Scottish minimum density (30dph) to value use of land, and no min floor areas (as per Glasgow Standard) to stop the often tiny new houses. Too often now there is no EIA )only a fudged Scoping Report) and we see housing being built in flood prone areas. With over 20,000 new homes not yet adopted - there is a major problem being ignored.
  • Posted by IngaBullen February 27, 2018 at 15:44

    Building on flood plains is madness! Developments which create problems for surrounding homes are why people distrust the planning system. We need to think about the qualities which make good places to live, and use planning to preserve these benefits and aim to replicate them in new developments, rather than being motivated by profit.
  • Posted by LynnWatson March 01, 2018 at 12:38

    We've got a developer determined to build 60-odd 'executive style' 3/4 bed houses - in an area of deprivation (and we're talking lowest decile...)
    On a site which was promised to our community as open space when a secondary school (RC provision for half the city, so not for this catchment) was built on our playing fields. The anti-social behaviour from this school is particularly awful - maybe 'cos kids have no attachment to the area.

    This is going to create a wonderful sense of community, isn't it!?!
  • Posted by ddpeeps March 01, 2018 at 15:40

    Agree with all the above comments. Developments I've seen going ahead are over-development on sites with no open green spaces, hotels and more hotels, lets not forget all these student complexes going up in every area of the city. These developments are not needed there are more than enough already and do nothing to enhance a sense of community. In fact they're actively destroying what is left of communities as they build outwards from city centre which has already lost any sense of community. All they are doing is increasing the transient population who care not a jot about the area/community so it feels like the local residents are being systematically cleared out of cities to make way for mass over-development for profit.
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