BTN response to Council’s Local Plan


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BTN members submitted the following responses to the proposed Local Plan by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

local plan submission by member of BTN

comments by another member, 3 Oct 2013

 

The draft Plan is available at:

http://www.basingstoke.gov.uk/browse/environment-and-planning/planning/emerging-local-plan/

In addition, members of BTN attended the meetings of the Council Planning and Infrastructure Oversight and Scrutiny Committee on 14th November and 30th January, and made the following points:

1. The targets for house building in the Plan cannot be met unless the disposal of sewage for the borough is radically re-thought, e.g. with anaerobic digestion and reed beds;

2. Environmental assessments of planned developments should be commissioned independently of the developers, although paid for by them;