Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New homes

Branston 'cannot cope with new homes'

'Villagers are fighting against a proposed housing development they say local roads and services would be unable to cope with.'

New planning for 42,800 homes in central Lincolnshire begins

'Central Lincolnshire Core Strategy to be replaced by Local Plan.'

Silence of the plans risks building horror story

'... wherever local plans are “absent, silent, indeterminate or where relevant policies are out of date” councils will be required to approve any development as long as developers can claim the adverse impacts will not “significantly and demonstrably outweigh the benefits, when assessed against the policies in this Framework taken as a whole” '

It appears the warning from the CPRE should have been heeded. Any District or Parish Council without a Core Strategy or Local Plan is clearly vulnerable to the 'presumption in favour of sustainable development' guidance promoted by the National Planning Policy Framework.

Nocton Parish Council has picked up on this fact and has already approached Potterhanworth Parish Council to work in partnership on a local plan for our villages. The sooner the better it seems, if Branston's experience is anything to go by.

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