Local Plan to 2030 Regulation 19 - Publication June 2016

Comment ID ALP/2398
Document Section Local Plan to 2030 - Publication Draft STRATEGIC POLICIES Strategic Development Requirements Employment delivery View all on this section
Respondent Chilham Parish Council (Geoff Dear) View all by this respondent
Response Date 16 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 Effective
Do you consider the Document is Legally Compliant? Yes

The employment growth target of 11,100 between 2014-2030 is inadequate in the context of the target of providing 12,200 dwellings between 2016 and 2030 (see SP2)


What changes do you suggest to make the document legally compliant or sound? We would wish to see a clearer relationship between the proposed employment supply and identified housing need. The employment supply being sought should be credible in particular recognising the fact that the borough has not created significant numbers of white collar jobs in the recent past despite the commencement of the high speed rail service to London and the continent. There is concern at the emphasis being placed on employment growth in these sectors in view of recent under-performance.
Do you consider it necessary to participate at the oral part of the examination? No
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.