Note that the LDF process was specifically excluded from scrutiny exercise. The EADT reported that:-
Suffolk Coastal District Council’s Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee met at Ufford Park Hotel in Melton, near Woodbridge, yesterday.
Members are currently looking at how the authority’s planning service can be improved and heard from a number of representatives, including head of planning services Philip Ridley.
He was responding to claims made at a meeting towards the end of last month in which communities raised a number of issues.
Among the concerns were that many decisions were made “behind closed doors” and that residents’ views were ignored.
Here is the article in full:-