EDDC comment on Local Plan inquiry

10 Feb

“Councillor Andrew Moulding, deputy leader and strategic development and partnerships, said:

“Our Local Plan, like many others across the country, has generated considerable interest and debate.

“We have done our best to capture how people believe East Devon should develop over the coming years whilst aiming to comply with Government policy.

“Public examination of the plan offers another chance for supporters and objectors to present their cases but this time it will be an entirely independent body listening to those views.

“The Inquiry is of great importance for the future of East Devon. We look forward to finalising our new planning policy document as soon as we can.”

Read more: http://www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Local-plan-inquiry-gets-underway/story-20598282-detail/story.html#ixzz2swXTob3v

But is it REALLY independent if its job is simply to ensure that it conforms to the Government’s almost universally reviled National Planning Policy Framework?

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