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Post Submission Main Modifications Core Strategy and Policies (DPD) and Site Allocations and Policies (incorporating IP-One Area Action Plan) (DPD)

Representation ID: 24405

Received: 01/12/2016

Respondent: Martin Robeson & Partners Ltd (MRPP)

Legally compliant? Yes

Sound? No

Representation Summary:

The Council entered the Examination having identified a need for some 15,000sqm of additional retain floorspace during the remainder of the Plan period. It proposed to accommodate all of this through the allocation of a single site; Westgate.

The Council has subsequently proposed various Main Modifications to both the Core Strategy and the Site Allocations document. Yet none address the fundamental requirement, set out in the NPPF, that development needs should be met (and specifically, that retail needs should be met in full). Indeed, the Council continues to promote only a single site, whilst at the same time deleting earlier references to the requirement for 15,000sqm of additional retail floorspace.

Modifications suggested in the full text.

Full text:

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