Getting Waverley’s Local Plan over the finish line is a bit like a Carry On Film – ‘Carry on Regardless!’
Here’s an interesting quote from Captain Julia aboard SS Waverley in response to a Government sanction on councils, including Waverley, for under delivering its housing supply.
Does she realise this could mean less housing in the long run, but MORE houses in the short-term to accommodate the Waverley buffer?
Are the Neighbourhood Plans actually threatened? Most quotas contained in the Neighbourhood Plans of Waverley’s towns and villages have already been met!
Hmm… interesting…very interesting? You can read why in the link below.
Waverley has been sanctioned by the Government for under delivering its housing supply.
Lady at the helm of Good Ship Waverley – Julia Potts, said:
“This news is obviously extremely disappointing for us, but we will, of course, be vigorously defending our adopted Local Plan; the plan we believe represents the best possible vision for the borough’s future.
“It means we can work in partnership with the borough’s towns and parishes to develop Neighbourhood Plans, so communities can mould new development where they live. It means we can safeguard our borough against inappropriate development.
“It should be remembered that Waverley did not bring this legal action, but we have to defend both the borough and town and parish councils, whose Neighbourhood Plans are now threatened by this action. We all want appropriate plan-led development and we did everything possible at the inspection to defend a lower housing number.
“It is extremely disappointing that a few determined individuals continue to raise these legal challenges, despite the High Court upholding the Local Plan following the hearing in October 2018 and despite it having been approved by a government inspector.
“We are committed to preserving and protecting the adopted Local Plan. It will remain our principal planning document and continue to guide our planning decisions.”