Posted by: westlancashirerecord | December 6, 2018

Aughton’s Perspective On That Local Plan Part 1

A reminder that Thursday 13 December is the cut off deadline date for representations relating to the Local Plan preferred options paper to be received by WLBC . “It is our Committee’s intention to submit representation(s) on behalf of our Group in the period after this meeting, but remember you are also able to submit your own personal views and representations. 

“The Aughton Residents Group ARG (2012) opposes the concept of a 30 Year Local Plan and the proposals contained within the Local Plan Review Preferred Options Paper.

“The publication of the Local Plan Review Preferred Options Paper has already caused significant upset and concern amongst many communities who have seen threats emerge from nowhere, threats to the nature of their local community, to the agricultural land within the Greenbelt, the natural environment, to the already struggling public services and roads infrastructure. This is all unnecessary as West Lancashire already has an effective Local Plan running until 2027.

“Why replace it now with a 30 years Local Plan which the ARG consider to be fundamentally flawed?

1 There is no evidenced case for the current 2012 -2027 Local Plan to be replaced with a 30 year Local Plan.

2 There is a lack of evidenced detail supporting the projected need for around 16,000 new dwellings by 2050.

3 The documents have not justified the proposed to removal of in the region of 1,500 acres of best and most versatile productive land from the Greenbelt. They have not met the stringent criteria within the National Planning Policy Framework that ‘Green Belt boundaries should only be altered where exceptional circumstances are fully evidenced and justified’

4 The Preferred Options are not sustainable. They are premised on the provision of significant infrastructure projects and developments for which there is no evidence of a structured delivery programme providing detailed plans, or detailing inter-agency agreements and financial provision”.

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: