A release today on the Friends of Bowers Road Green Belt, Benfleet Facebook page by cllr Sharp gives a hint that a change to the agenda programme of the Task and Finish group discussing the Local Plan may be possible.
This is something we have alluded to in our previous blog post within the comments here.
At the moment it is a suggestion and will be for the Task and Finish group members to decide whether appropriate.
Cllr Sharp stated:-
Can I advise you of what is being suggested as the way forward for the task and finish group
1. Work out what numbers of homes are needed based on all the evidence provided plus inspectors advice and other constraints , as well as historical data
2. Then go through all the sites in the SHLAA ( strategic housing land availability assessment) and agree or disagree with the various sites
3. If the number in 2. Is the same as the number in 1. Then go forward to full council with a recommend ed plan for ratification .
4 if the number in 2. Is less than the number in 1. Then go back to the sites rejected and reassess them . But base that reassessment on the order of brown field , previously developed , virgin green belt .until the number agreed in 1 Is achieved .
Now that is what is going to the task and finish as a suggested way forward . I hope the members will agree that procedure