To put it in context, here is what Spelthorne Council are proposing to do:
Current housing target = 166 dwellings p.a. = 3320 dwellings over 20 years
Proposed minimum housing target = 400 dwellings p.a. = 8000 dwellings over 20 years
Difference = an extra 234 dwellings p.a. = an extra 4680 dwellings over 20 years
Number of households (dwellings) in Spelthorne (2001 & 2011 Censuses)
39500 (2011) an extra 1100 dwellings (+2.9%) in 10 years
Growth over 20 years @ 166 dwellings p.a.
+8.4% over 20 years
Growth over 20 years @234 dwellings p.a. extra
+11.8% extra over 20 years
Growth over 20 years @ 400 dwellings p.a. =
+20.3% over 20 years
The net result; Spelthorne Council are preparing the way to allow an increase in population of one-fifth.
Where are they going to put all these people?
Where are they going to put the extra health centres?
Where are they going to put the extra schools?
How far into the local roads will the extra traffic tail back?