|Croydon Conservatives - Article From our Database|
|16 October 2016|
|Objections flood in to Labour's 'local plan'|
Tomorrow is the deadline for submission of objections to the local plan whch is likely to be voted through in December for submission to the Planning Inspectorate. It really is our last chance to persuade the Labour administration to modify some of the more extreme proposals contained within it.
Creating the local plan is a legal requirement and the work has been going on for many years and goes through lots of stages. And there is much to like in the plan, which lays down the policies and proposals which will determine what does and does not get planning permission over the next 20 years or so.
So there is a lot of good, sound policy within it. But there is also some very bad, unsound policy as well, and where it is bad, it's very bad.
The bad policy falls into a number of key areas:
The deadline for objections is 17th October at midnight. You can view the letter of objection sent by Leader of the Opposition, Cllr Tim Pollard, here. This contains more detail about the exact issues with the policy and how it should be objected to in this technical phase of the process.
Cllr Pollard says "We are now in the last chance saloon if we want to persuade Labour to change the things residents hate about their proposals. Over 4,000 people signed a recent petition to be presented at Council on 17 October which calls upon the administration to think again about the worst aspects of their ideas. If you haven't already made your views known you have until midnight on the 17th October to do so and we urge all residents to use 'people power' to make Labour think again"
You can email your views to LDF@Croydon.gov.uk any time up to midnight on the 17th October.