The Castle Point Local Plan consultation, will mean different things to different people.
A pain in the rrr’s to most, a waste of public funds or a tick box exercise to others.
But to Benfleet mainlanders it is definitely a means of registering disapproval with their council representatives. Previously these consultations have resulted in changes of the Local Plan content in favour of, in particular development of their Green Belt, concerns.
It is evident that there is hope that a concerted effort may achieve more of the same for them, as unlikely as it may seem, in the efforts employed by cpbc to avoid Intervention.
A mainland campaigner has circulated some encouragement to respond to the consultation and advice on how to answer certain questions.
How will your (Canvey Islanders) responses be interpreted by cpbc, I wonder!
A reminder please (hope u don’t mind) regarding the importance of resident’s responding to the CPBC LP consultation.
Apart from the traffic congestion and infrastructure issues and pressures that will be put on our schools, doctors etc………..
It maybe worth noting in your consultation returns such items as:
The SOS has defended the principle of saving green belt sites.
High Court judges have turned down developer’s green belt application appeals on more than one instance.
CPBC should look seriously at increasing density of development on brownfield sites.
Other councils should be approached to consider taking CPBC’s unmet housing need.
Please also read the questions carefully for possible double meanings i.e. ticking Yes to supporting road dualling and new junctions on the A130 may mean you are agreeing to building on green belt land adjacent to the A130.
Direct Link to the Local Plan Consultation portal, where you will need to go through the simple registration process before gaining access to the questionnaire, can be found via this LINK.