Council to do more work on plans for 4,410 homes to address planning inspector's concerns

Maldon and Burnham Standard: The council wants to do more work on its plans before continuing with the examination by the planning inspector The council wants to do more work on its plans before continuing with the examination by the planning inspector

Maldon District Council hopes to postpone the current scrutiny stage of its Local Development Plan.

It wants to carry out further work after planning inspector David Vickery raised concerns it could be unsound.

He was worried the 4,410 homes earmarked for sites across the district would not be enough and there would not be enough money for the roads, flood alleviation schemes and other infrastructure needed.

Mr Vickery called an exploratory meeting with the council, attended by more than 130 residents and council staff.

David Coleman, the council’s strategic planning policy manager, said: “The council provided the inspector with details of additional work considered necessary to address the concerns raised and is seeking a suspension of the examination, prior to hearings taking place later in the year."

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10:08am Thu 10 Jul 14

Hawthorne says...

MDC awaiting the delivery of a larger carpet to sweep this under.
MDC awaiting the delivery of a larger carpet to sweep this under. Hawthorne
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