Despite being put through the wringer by A Government Inspector, and wannabe developers Waverley is heaving a huge sigh of relief at the latest news on its blueprint for planning in the future.
Here’s what Portfolio Holder for Planning Liz Townsend told a meeting of the Executive this week.
She said she had received news from the Inspector’s programme officer, following which she said she was now delighted to report :
“We are cautiously optimistic.”
“After carefully considering submitted evidence, and the written and oral statements of examination participants, the Inspector is of the view that no further main modifications, over and above those already communicated through the hearing sessions, are necessary in order to make the plan sound and/or legally compliant.”
The Planning Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State to examine Local Plan Part 2 is G J Fort BA PGDip LLM MCD MRTPI.