Councillors set to consider plan for Redditch's future development up to 2030 (From Redditch Advertiser)
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Councillors set to consider plan for Redditch's future development up to 2030
2:10pm Thursday 29th August 2013 in News
COUNCIL members are set to consider a plan which sets out the future development of Redditch up until 2030.
At Redditch Council’s executive committee meeting, members will look at the new proposed submission of Redditch Local Plan No.4.
As part of discussions they will consider comments received following consultation on previous versions of this plan and revisions to this copy.
The last round of consultation on the draft Local Plan No.4 took place alongside the joint consultation with Bromsgrove District Council on the Redditch Housing Growth consultation. This was between April 1 and May 15 2013.
If the Local Plan No.4 is approved by full council on Monday, September 9 it will be the version that will be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate later this year.
At this stage residents can tell the planning inspector what parts of this plan they feel are not sound, or not legally compliant, and any necessary changes will be made to reflect this.
Councillor Greg Chance, whose portfolio covers planning, said: “These are the next steps towards submitting the plan for examination.
“Of course we are bound by the amount of housing we have to provide but we hope through this plan, and listening to our residents’ comments, we can make this happen to benefit the borough.”
After considering feedback from members and residents the Local Plan No.4 contains the amended Redditch Cross Boundary Development Policy.
This allocates the two unchanged Cross Boundary Sites, at Foxlydiate and Brockhill, within the Bromsgrove District Plan.
The council said two sites continue to be the most sustainable and deliverable and both councils will work together to develop these.
Redditch Council is still required to propose a plan which meets ‘its full objectively assessed requirements’. Therefore there are no suggested amendments to Redditch’s total housing or employment requirements which include around 6,400 dwellings and approximately 55 hectares of employment land.
Coun Chance added: “The executive committee will send its recommendations to be considered at full council on Monday, September 9.”
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