Over the last few months the Allocations Plan has been going through its rounds of Public Consultation and feedback. Some community groups, residents associations and residents have given comment, but it has mainly been a forum for developers to lobby for the land they have links with to be reconsidered.
The Allocations Plan has had all of the comments received and incorporated where appropriate and on the 9th July 2015 it was formally submitted to the Secretary of State.
The Local Plan, as submitted, will be considered through the process of a Formal Examination in Public, along with the representations that were made on the Proposed Submission version of the Local Plan that was published in April 2015. The Secretary of State will appoint an Inspector to conduct the Examination. The Inspector will decide on the matters to be examined and who will be invited to appear at the Examination hearings.
I will blog an article when the public hearings are advertised and if you are interested then please attend.
In the meantime the Allocations Plan has been used to assess the need for strategic developments allowing EHDC to refuse a large number of speculative applications like CHR, Crookley Park, Lovedean Lane and Blendworth Lane.
All documents along with other supporting evidence documents can be viewed online on the Local Plan pages of the council’s website at www.easthants.gov.uk/siteallocations<http://www.easthants.gov.uk/siteallocations>
If you have any queries regarding the Local Plan examination process, you can contact the Planning Policy Team either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or by telephone at 01730 234102.