Comments are invited by the Council only on the updated Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment documents over a 6 week period starting 30th August 2011 and ending 14th October 2011. We will try to publish a version of the each document showing the changes from the last version. This should reduce the work involved . . . → Read More: SCDC Consultation Documents – updated 30th August
Our plight was covered in the Sunday Times (subscription only) on 21st August 2011 in an article by Kate Mansey. We had sympathetic coverage. NANT spokesperson Janet Elliot was quoted as saying
“The proposals appear to give a presumption in favour of the developer, which clearly makes our fight considerably harder. …These . . . → Read More: Sunday Times: Developers’ Bribes wreck beauty spots
The Reviewed Core Strategy was considered by Full Council on 27 July 2011when it was resolved to progress the document subject to the Sustainability Appraisal and Appropriate Assessment documents being updated. (minutes are available but note there is a an error in the file on SCDCs website so here is a readable copy Full . . . → Read More: Latest (and final?) Core Strategy Consultation
Well the Full Council meeting took place on July 27th. A vote (of sorts) took place.
Of the 55 elected councillors, 10 didn’t attend, 4 abstained, 14 voted against the “recommendation” and 27 voted in favour. In other words, fewer than 50% voted in favour of the recommendation. Here is Mr. Ridley’s presentation which . . . → Read More: Update on Full Council Meeting 27th July
Data for Suffolk Coastal District Council indicated that just 14% of the required homes were planned – a figure the council disputed, saying targets set by its housing needs survey had been met. See EADT article. A large shortfall in affordable new housing in England, Wales and Scotland has been revealed by figures obtained . . . → Read More: EADT & BBC articles on the need for Rural Homes
Planners have been accused of “jumping the gun” by voting through a core development strategy that will lead to thousands of homes being built in the Suffolk Coastal district over the next 16 years. Protesters pledged to seek a judicial review …….. See the full coverage.