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Representations on New Local Plan Options - 1. Introduction

Representation ID: 5048

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 11
OCP provides nothing to demonstrate either the output, outcomes or influence that discussion and engagement with partner organisations, has had on the options. No reference to any collaboration with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP).

Representation ID: 5047

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 15
Tests of what constitute sustainable development extend to social and economic as well as environmental gains - not just adverse environmental impacts. HDC is obliged to purse gains across all three and to do so jointly and simultaneously.NPPF sets a much higher bar than the OCP suggests which is important because the OCP sets the context for, and has the effect of colouring the responses of the public to the OCP proposals, in terms of the quantitative evidence for strategic distribution employment space and the Strategic Distribution Options A-C.

Representation ID: 5041

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 15.
The account of the NPPF is not complete, accurate or objective enough to allow the public to respond effectively. Further reasoning provided in full submission.


Representation ID: 5040

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 14.
The absence of an up to date, robust, assessment of the districts employment land needs and the absence of any evident collaboration with other Leicestershire and wider regional authorities (on HDC's prospective contribution to the strategic distribution needs of the area for additional strategic distribution floor-space) puts at risk HDC's chances of meeting the ambitious timescale set out in the LDS.

Representation ID: 5039

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 13.
The final report of the SA/SEA, to be legally compliant, will need to explain why, in each case, the strategic Options A-C have been chosen or dropped in the final draft plan.

Representation ID: 5038

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 12.
SEA Directive 2001/42/EC, which national planning policy responds to, requires all reasonable alternatives to be considered, and for the final choice of options (both those progressed and rejected) to be justified on the basis of their environmental, economic and social effects.

Representation ID: 5037

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 11
Absence of evident collaboration with other Leicestershire / wider regional authorities, puts at risk chances of meeting ambitious LDS timetable.

Representation ID: 5036

COMMENT IDI Gazeley represented by Now Planning (Ms Nora Galley)

Summary:

Para 7
Omission of the SA Interim Report (Options Consultation) to assess the strategic distribution Options A-C could raise implications for; legal compliance of the Local Plan with the Duty to Cooperate and with the SA/SEA Directive.


Representation ID: 4961

COMMENT Mr John Martin

Summary:

Points raised in summary:
- No mention of the number of people that will be requiring homes, jobs etc;
- Why has it taken so long to generate a Local Plan?;
- Developers can appeal against HDC decisions and the preparation of a Local Plan will not change this; many of the appeals are against the time constraints being exceeded and not on the grounds of the developer's plans.
- Neighbourhood Plan's in preparation will need alteration to comply with the Local Plan. Why can't the Local Plan be complete before the Neighbourhood Plans?
- The period of six weeks allowed to examine such a large volume of data is inadequate.

Representation ID: 4777

COMMENT Northampton Borough Council (Ms Noreen Banks)

Summary:

Please note that we have now had an opportunity to view the Local Plan Options consultation paper for Harborough and that we have no comments to make. We would however be grateful if you could keep us informed on the progress of the Plan

Representation ID: 4623

COMMENT RES ltd (Mrs Helen Bell)

Summary:

Renewable Energy Systems Ltd (RES) wishes to make representations on the draft Harborough District Council Local Plan, in light of the DCLG announcement of 18th June 2015 regarding renewable energy policies. The amended planning guidance places increased importance on the identification of sites suitable for wind energy. The drafting, consultation and process of adoption of the Harborough District Council Core Strategy and Local Plan to date, has not been on the basis of areas of search or identification of areas suitable for wind energy development. RES has identified potential onshore wind energy areas to the North and also to the South-West of Market Harborough and would like to have the opportunity to promote these areas for site allocation in the local plan.

Representation ID: 4327

COMMENT Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council (Planning Policy Manager

Summary:

Thank you for consulting Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council on your Local Plan Options Consultation. Although we have no specific comments to make at this time, we will welcome the opportunity to comment on the Draft Plan in due course.

Representation ID: 4136

COMMENT Equality And Human Rights Commission (Local Planning Liaison

Summary:

Local Councils and other public authorities have obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in the Equality Act 2010 to consider the effect of their policies and decisions on people sharing particular protected characteristics. We provide advice for public authorities on how to apply the PSED, which is an on-going legal obligation and must be complied with as part of the planning process. Thus, the PSED is the mechanism through which public authorities involved in the planning process should consider the potential for planning proposals to have an impact on equality for different groups of people.

Representation ID: 1047

COMMENT Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group (Mr John Hooley)

Summary:

I am writing on behalf of the Kibworth Neighbourhood Planning Group to confirm that the Group is not in a position to endorse or reject any proposals put forward in the recent Housing Options Consultation.

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