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Letter: The Way To Approach The Local Plan

Published on: 16 May, 2015
Updated on: 16 May, 2015

From Jim Allen

The way to approach the Local Plan should be:

1. Consult > 2. Collect Data > 3. Plan.


1. Plan > 2. Adjust data > 3. Try to persuade everyone the plan is right.

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Responses to Letter: The Way To Approach The Local Plan

  1. Lisa Wright Reply

    May 16, 2015 at 7:29 pm

    Can you imagine how long you would stay in a position of responsibility in a private organisation if you followed method 2?

    I suspect it would be less than a week.

  2. Jules Cranwell Reply

    May 16, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Developers are circling round like vultures to see how easy GBC makes it for them to build vast housing estates on the greenbelt. They have much money to persuade, so what chance do we have?

    On the other hand, we could all pull together.

  3. Ben Paton Reply

    May 21, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    The people who planned the draft local plan – who set its ‘trajectory’, ie Mansbridge and Juneja, clearly did not have the right qualifications for the job.

    Anyone spending the £3.1m of public money spent on the Local Plan to the end of 2014 should have sought to ensure that it complied with relevant local and national planning law.

    Compliance with the law? Observance of the Nolan Principles? Concern that the public should have confidence in the integrity of system?

    Or defence of the indefensible?

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