Housing Site Checklist
✓ Identify all possible sites on a map.
✓ View all potential sites (rule nothing out at this stage) with local members, planning staff and Rural Housing Service.
✓ Is there a site adjacent to the development boundary or within the settlement boundary?
✓ Is there access to amenities and facilities?
✓ Is there access to public transport?
✓ Does the site naturally 'round off' the boundary? Is there a natural containment?
✓ Would the site intrude into the landscape or be harmful to the setting?
✓ Would the development conserve or enhance the village?
✓ Any previous problems with flooding?
✓ Any access problems? Is there enough room for highway displays? Good visibility?
✓ Any likely problems with trees?
✓ Any anecdotal problems with services such as sewerage, drainage etc.?
✓ Is the land fairly flat?
✓ What is the size of the site? Usually about half an acre per eight houses is needed.
✓ What are neighbours views likely to be?
✓ Is the landowner positive about affordable housing?
✓ Collect as much information as possible about all sites. The Rural Housing Service can assist with this