Your concerns were:



What we know (so far?)




Lack of affordable housing for local young people


Dorset Community Action have undertaken a Housing Needs Survey in Burton Bradstock


This survey identified 10 households in need of affordable housing with connections to the Parish


There are a number of types of affordable housing: Housing Association rented, shared ownership, self-build, low cost market housing, low cost home ownership, sheltered accommodation. Much depends on the circumstances of those in housing need








Parish Council and the Rural Housing Enabler to use the Housing Need Survey results and work with Housing Associations and Developers to secure appropriate development opportunities


All affordable housing must be exempt from the ‘right to buy’ and must be controlled by Section 106 Agreements to ensure that affordability benefits successive as well as initial occupiers


Your concerns were:



What we know (so far?)




That the number of 2nd homes / holiday accommodation has impacts on the affordability of homes and on the vibrancy of village life



Of the 580 dwellings in Burton Bradstock 13.3% are second homes / rented as holiday accommodation

(2001 Census)


The West Dorset average for second homes is 4.6%


Encourage those selling houses in the village to favour bids from purchasers wishing to live in the village




Climate change impacts


A carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide emitted each year due to the energy we use. The average UK household footprint is 10 tonnes per year


Energy used to heat our homes accounts for 18% of the ecological footprint of households in SW England


We need to reduce our ecological footprint by 66% to meet targets for reduced emissions


Promote energy conservation in existing houses


Ensure that all new buildings meet the Govt ambition of a 40% house (i.e. 60% reduction in carbon footprint)


Support small scale renewable energy schemes for domestic properties (such as micro-hydro schemes)