Listen to Cllr Jenny Wicks speaking in council on 19 June 2014:
“…As I said when I spoke at Scrutiny Committee I do think we should have a sound local plan but I expressed strong concern
- about the housing target numbers being too high
- about the proposed spatial distribution of that housing being unbalanced and
- about the lack of recognition of Green Belt as being a constraint.
On these points NOTHING has changed since the first draft of the local plan.
… we should be making a strong case for the standard 5% buffer…[not the 20% in the draft]
… the concentration of thousands of houses proposed in a small area in the east of the borough will have a devastating effect …