Cross post from Campaign Against Sprawl
We have the draft of our comments on the NPPF, tracks changes by paragraph and a full alternative version. The last part which we will complete this week is the comments on the impact assessment.
The consultation questionaire responds to the consultation questions.
This isnt a good way to comment para. by para. so a separate database report of track changes has been produced.
You can also see the filemaker original, unfortunately when you export to excel you lose all the strikeouts and ins.
The key document is the proposed alternative draft. Many of the changes are whole new or rewritten sections so not convenient to put in the database. We have tried to keep this aligned with the database but this is difficult. In the event of any conflict the alternative draft takes precedence.
This is the second version of the alternative draft. We have had a lot of feedback and this is reflected in this draft, which has also had a thoroughgoing over for errors and to ensure consistency of language. The section on contaminated land and major hazards has been rewritten. The policy on brownfield first has been refined and brought right to the front, more work on the sustainability definitions and a diagram. The work on the single planning statement has been refined and linked better to other sections. The ‘presumption’ section has been tweaked, especially the section on what happens when the plan is ‘out of date’. Correction of some errors and further clarification over windfalls in the housing supply section.
The alternative draft is getting a lot of attention from different groups many of whom are using it as the basis of their response. There is also wider interest.