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No economic strategy for jobs

In drawing up local plans, local planning authorities should:  set out a clear economic vision and strategy for their area which positively and proactively encourage sustainable economic growth;  set criteria, or identify strategic sites, for local and inward investment to match the strategy and to meet anticipated needs over the plan period;  support existing business sectors, taking account of whether …

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Flawed logic

“…the district’s Development Requirements Study (Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, 2011). This provided a range of scenarios for future development in the area. It found that, in order to increase the labour supply and to support new job creation in the district, a significant level of new housing was required (15,600 to support the creation of 6,500 new jobs), and that …

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Tens of thousands more people

“…the main property types that the future housing market needs are those that will attract more affluent working households and families, and those that meet the needs of younger families facing deprivation and affordability problems.” [Draft Local Plan 2.64] The Council says that we need family accommodation rather than two bed flats. So, we have based our estimate on an …

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Rate of Build

#LPLV In the MORI poll in 2011, 61% of residents said they thought that no more than 510 new homes should be built in the district every year. Despite that, the Draft Local Plan aims to build at a rate of 780 new homes per year. [Draft Local Plan 1.19]

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Local Plan: Herne Bay’s ‘Usual Suspects’ call for Plan B

There may not be any violence, drugs or crime, but Herne Bay’s Usual Suspects are still hoping for an explosive impact. The group of campaigners have stepped forward to produce their own proposals for the future of the town, claiming the council’s draft Local Plan would prove as disastrous as the failed heist in the Oscar-winning film. They came up …

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