Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Introduction Plan making progress [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 3106433//1
Respondent Yatton Parish Council [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 26 Apr 2016
  • Following the due process of consultation and timescale :


  1. Following the rejection of the Core Strategy in 2013 the Sites and Policy Plan had to be split into two parts and North Somerset Council proceeded with Part 1 which was the Development Management Policies and Part 2 was the Site Allocations Plan (SAP) which is now out for consultation and will be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval.   The table on Page 7 clearly shows that this additional consultation process, examination by the Inspectorate (including hearings) the Inspectors report issued and formal adoption of the SAP will not be completed until April 2017.
  2. We feel that this process of consultation for the SAP does not follow due judicial process and is considered undemocratic by the fact that North Somerset Council Planning Committee has already approved three planning applications submitted prior to the SAP consultation and without approval by the Inspectorate and Secretary of State. These three developments are Arnolds Way Phase 1 and 2 (Bloor) with houses already being built, and Land at North End Yatton (Hallam) and a five arm roundabout.
  3. How can the decision made by the Planning Authority be legal when the process of consultation and approval has not been completed?