A lot has happened for Bridport cohousing group since the summer. We presented our plans to the planners in August, but as we had previously had extensive dialogue with them, our application held no surprises. We are hopeful for a response to our application by 17th December, but the indications are that, because of the pressure on the section caused by funding cuts, it could be February before we hear.
We appreciate that we are asking for approval to build on land not allocated for housing and have to make a clear case that, at 80% of open market value, this housing will be affordable to people living in this low-wage area. We have provided additional documentation to reinforce the case we are making and are quietly optimistic that permission will be granted.