VALP Main Modifications
Representation ID: 3449
Respondent: LDA Design
Legally compliant? Yes
The phrase 'small-scale areas of land' is taken to refer only to part 1 of the policy, but the inclusion of the 'and' implies it is now part of the test for both parts 1 and 2. This is confusing and contradicts part e. of the policy, 'be of a scale and in a location that is in keeping with the existing form of the settlement'. Reference to 'small-scale areas of land' should be deleted or clarification added that this only relates to part 1.
Any development determined in line with D3 would still be on the basis of 'the policies in the Plan', and therefore not exceptional (officer summary)
In order to reflect a positively prepared and sound Plan, and to address the Inspector's
comments, my client suggest that the following revised wording be used in place of the
wording proposed by MM079:
'Sites allocated in this Plan, in a made Neighbourhood Plan or committed by planning permission will
normally deliver the district's required level of growth in full. Proposals for development in other
locations will be determined on the basis of the policies within this Plan and made Neighbourhood
plans. In order to ensure that continued, appropriate and sustainable growth is secured over the
entirety of the Plan period, where the Council's monitoring of delivery across the district shows that
the allocated sites are not being delivered at the expected rate, proposals for non-allocated sites at
strategic settlements, larger villages and medium villages will be determined in accordance with Policy
D3. Proposals will need to be accompanied by evidence demonstrating how the site can be delivered in
a timely manner and meet all of the criteria in the Policy below.'
See attached document which is submitted on behalf of Figar Land Limited.