Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Stage

Document Section 1. North Somerset Local Plan 2036: Issues and Options Document Introduction Why do we need a new local plan? [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 21243905//1
Respondent R Waycott [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 10 Dec 2018
Comment

The Issues and Options document, and the process of consultation, is seriously flawed for the following reasons;

 

1/ The Consultation process has required the consultees to be the pro-active party, in that continued effort is required to keep abreast of any developments, updates, or indeed the timescale. Learning to navigate the website is immensely time consuming, and assumes all consultees have computer access. No following up of comments, or evidence that any comments have had any impact on the document, other than acknowledgement of receipt, do not inspire the consultee to respond.

 

2/ No evidence is shown of any consultation with neighbouring Local Authorities, which when considered in the light of the emerging JSP is not justifiable.

 

3/ From meetings attended, there is obviously huge confusion amongst the public, between this document and the JSP, not only in terms of the content, but which document has overriding authority. Additionally, the document is premature with regard to the JSP.

 

 

 

 

Summary
From meetings attended, there is obviously huge confusion amongst the public, between this document and the JSP, not only in terms of the content, but which document has overriding authority. Additionally, the document is premature with regard to the JSP.
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