Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft

Document Section Sites and Policies Plan Consultation Draft Development Management Policies SP1 [View all comments on this section]
Comment ID 1017889//1
Respondent Deleted User [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 19 Apr 2013
Current Status Accepted

SP:1 Presumption in favour of sustainable development

KSPC recognises that this is a requirement for consistency with the NPPF. However, it is essential that sustainable development is defined in this document in order to allay fears that the concept is open to a multitude of interpretations and becomes a licence for inappropriate development.  That this is not an empty threat is evident from recent press reports of at least 20 major developments granted permission against existing Local Plan policy despite objections from the local community and the principal authority.