Last Minuite Decision to Do Joint SHMA strands Another East Midlands Plan

He sits alone on a giant throne
Pretendin' he's the king
A little tyke who's rather like
A puppet on a string
And he throws an angry tantrum
if he cannot have his way
And then he calls for Mum while he's suckin' his thumb
You see, he doesn't want to play

The Ballad of Robin Hood

Charnwood Initial Issues

The inspector is asking serious qs about the DTC.  They relied on a 2008 SHMA initially.  No wonder thye inspector is asking questions.  The inspector asks if the unmet needs of the HMA been met.  The inspector asks why was the decision taken to submit the plan in advance of work on a joint SHMA.

The inspector is also asking for the basis of the housing target and how it compares with HH growth.

Charnwood defends such questions as 'normal', however it is not normal to ask 'what the heck is going on' as the inspector asks here.  That occurs when a plan is not submitted with sufficient information in the SA to support the chosen option - isually to cover a political fix not supported by evidence.

Mps Pressure Planning inspectorate to Speed Up Examination

Driotwich Advertiser

DROITWICH Spa’s MP has taken steps to try to speed up approval of the South Worcestershire Development Plan.

Mid Worcestershire MP, Sir Peter Luff, joined West Worcestershire MP Harriett Baldwin to meet with the country’s chief planning inspector.

The pair met with Sir Michael Pitt in Westminster on January 30 and asked him to ensure that the development plan process was not being hit by delays caused by the Inspectorate.

Both MPs warned the inspector that delays were slowing locally agreed development while triggering speculative developments and disagreements with developers in other sites.

He agreed that developers have an incentive to delay local plans because they can use the extra time to apply for permission on other sites they have optioned.

Sir Peter said: “We impressed upon Sir Michael the damage being done to local confidence in the democratic process by the unacceptable delays in approving our local plan and he clearly understood the point. I hope our action will bring forward the date at which the local plan is approved and proper democratic control is restored to planning in south Worcestershire.”

Aylesbury Vale Withdraw Local Plan

No Surprises from webiste

Following hearing sessions in December 2013, an independent planning inspector has suggested that we withdraw the Vale of Aylesbury Plan Strategy. The inspector raised a number of concerns including the level of housing and jobs planned and whether we have worked closely enough with neighbouring authorities.

More information is available in the Planning Inspector’s letter.

Following the resolution at a meeting of Council on 5 February 2014, the Council has withdrawn the Vale of Aylesbury Plan pursuant to section 22(1) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (effective from 5 February 2014). Please follow this link to the report to Council (App B), along with the formal statement of withdrawal.