We object to the revised wording to Policy SG8 contained within Main Modification 13, which removes the previous reference to responsibility falling to the LPA on all planning matters where a Neighbourhood Plan has failed prior to being made. Full details are contained within the Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd representation letter dated 11th November 2021.
Change suggested by respondent:
It is requested that the second paragraph of Policy SG8 be amended to read as follows: “Once a Neighbourhood Plan is made, this becomes part of the Development Plan. In cases where a Neighbourhood Plan has not been made, responsibility for all planning matters within that area will revert to the Local Planning Authority.” For full details, please see attached representations letter, prepared by Lawson Planning Partnership Ltd, on behalf of Colchester United Football Club, dated 11th November 2021.
Policy is now silent in how LPA will respond in event that a Neighbourhood Plan does not materialise – this is unsound. Not considered necessary to remove elements of policy SG8 for soundness. Modification not justified. Mechanism to account for situation where Neighbourhood Plan fails to be made important for Tiptree.