City Plan Update

From Friends of Hollingbury and Burstead Woods –

The Argus yesterday had two pieces about the city plan. In case you missed them they are worth a read. One is about allotments under threat from the same report which led to Hollingbury Park being on the list of potential sites for housing. The other points out that without an approved City Plan we are likely to have more trouble with a developer “free-for-all”. Basically because the Government’s Planning Framework encourages building for growth. Tony Mernagh of the City’s Economic Partnership says:
“Unfortunately what many don’t realise is that, unless the City Plan is passed and adopted, there won’t be anything to limit the number of homes built on these and other urban fringe sites. Without a Plan allocating specific, manageable and carefully thought-out numbers, planning applications will be judged by the yardstick of the National Planning Policy Framework with its default position of granting consent.
Developers won’t be proposing dozens of homes on sites like Ovingdean, it’ll be hundreds. ”…/11514546.Rejecting_the_city_pl…/…/11514490.100_homes_planned_for…/