Therese Coffey MP – My manifesto

See her website, in particular her intention to protect the countryside .

Cornwall case – RSS figures should not be given any weight

27 August – The secretary of state has turned down plans for an urban extension in Cornwall after deciding that draft regional spatial strategy (RSS) figures should not be given any weight. See here.

The secretary of state decided that no weight should be placed on regional housing figures in light of his decision . . . → Read More: Cornwall case – RSS figures should not be given any weight

Campaigners call for Norwich strategy review

Campaign groups have written to Broadland, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils seeking a review of the Joint Core Strategy for Greater Norwich. More:

Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment

Wadringfield PC has just responded to a document called ‘Suffolk Estuarine Strategies – Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment: Scoping Consultation Document’. The document contains  useful information about things like sensitive habitats, protected species, tourism and recreation, etc. It also has some superb maps. It doesn’t cover the Adastral site, but it does cover Newbourne Springs, . . . → Read More: Deben Strategic Environmental Assessment

National Biodiversity Network

Another useful source of information is the National Biodiversity Network.

Quarries make good heathland

From the UK biodiversity action website. See Action A8 in UK Biodiversity Plan.

Lowland heathland

See UK Biodiversity Action Plan. Note that under Policy and Legislation it says: “In areas that support lowland heathland, there should be a presumption in favour of re-establishing heathland on derelict land or land that has been used for mineral extraction. (ACTION: DoE, SO, WO).”

Government Housing Statistics

Three documents on housing requirements to 2031 here that are of interest.

Guardian – Articles on Housing

Background reading from the Guardian.

Social Housing Shortage

Renting Buying

Housing Crisis in the rental market.

New Information about what the Coalition wants to achieve

The Communities and Local Government Webs site – Housing Section has a statement of the Government’s objectives. You may wish to measure the plan of Suffolk Coastal and BT against these.

From The Communities and Local Government Webs site – Housing Section

What we want to achieve Increase the number of houses available to . . . → Read More: New Information about what the Coalition wants to achieve