Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2173
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery View all on this section
Respondent Village Alliance (Padraig Herlihy) View all by this respondent
Response Date 12 Aug 2016
Do you consider this part of the document is Sound? No
On which grounds do you consider the document unsound? (if applicable)
  • Not Justified
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

The intention to take a positive approach that reflects a presumption in favour of sustainable economic development is not appropriate if it is not tempered with other considerations such as the impact on the environment of any development proposed. The critical point is that the term ‘sustainable’ should be defined more closely. A development might be ‘sustainable’ in terms of economic development but not ‘sustainable’ in terms of its impact on the biodiversity and environmental quality of the Borough.


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? The term ‘sustainable’ should be defined more closely to reflect the fact that any economic development proposed is sustainable in environmental and community terms as well as economic terms.
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? Yes
Does your representation relate to an omission site (a site that has not been included). For example a site for Housing, Employment, Travellers, or Local Green Spaces.
Please supply details of the omission site.