The time has come for comments/objections to the SWDP plan for a new town at Throckmorton. All comments need to be in by Tuesday 13 December. The more well reasoned responses we put in, the better chance we’ll have at being heard. All of the relevant links are at the bottom of this post – read as much or as little of them as you like.
For those of you who want to object/comment, this website will give you information on how to do it:
Select either online, email or post and you’ll be given the information you need.
I would just add the following to what’s on the website. As we know, the consultation response form is not user friendly.
My advice for filling it in is as follows:
Part A is just your details.
Part B Para 3 requires you to identify the bit of the plan you object to. Whilst you could just say “all of it”, that’s not especially helpful. The actual part of the Plan relating to Throckmorton is policy number “SWDPR 52”. Identifying that should be sufficient.
Then at Part B Para 4, you then have to say whether the policy is “legally compliant” and/or “sound”. If you object to the selection and plans for Throckmorton, I would suggest you ignore the “legally compliant” box and simply say that you consider the policy not to be “sound”.
Then Part B Para 5 is where you set out your objection. Either use the box, or say “See attached” and attach a word document (or any other documents/evidence) you want to rely on.
The remaining boxes in Part B seem fairly optional.
Message me if you want any assistance.
The consultation response form
The SWDP document itself (see particularly SWDP 52 at page 211
The SWDP website with further links and evidence
The National Planning Framework which defines the test for soundness – see Paragraph 35