Suffolk Coastal District Council - Update on the LDF/Core Strategy
SCDC held an extraordinary full council meeting on May 20th to review the public comments received on the Core Strategy Sustainability Appraisal.
The meeting was very short. The report prepared by the Head of Planning stated that "Having seen all of the pub-lic comments made on the February 2013 SA, Members should be re-assured that nothing has been raised through the consultation which would suggest that their decision of 17th January 2013 should be amended. The CS, with proposed modifications, and accompanying SA are considered to be robust, and legally compliant".
The more detailed report states that the comments from the public have been rejected.
Some Councillors took the opportunity to highlight the important issues raised within the consultation and throughout the LDF process. A recorded vote was taken. Councillors voting in favour of the resolution included Cllrs Bryan Hall, Barry Slater, Christine Block, Diane Ball and Susan Harvey. Cllr Falconer abstained.
The resolution was passed and the matter is now in the hands of the Inspector. It is the Inspector's role to decide if, in his opinion, the Core Strategy is sound and legally compliant.
Waldringfield Parish Council continues to receive expert advice from its legal advisers on how to proceed.
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