A46 FAILS National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

Normandy and Flexford’s ‘needs and priorities have not been decided by the resident’s’. NPPF 1 ‘provides a framework within which local people and their parish councils can produce their own distinctive local and neighbourhood plans reflecting their needs and priorities of their communities’. A46 is an inappropriate use of a rural area for
‘town uses’. Planning Policy and a developer led building proposal (urban centre) have decided Normandy ‘needs and priorities’ 715 homes, 385 flats, 1,500 place secondary school, a Primary School for 420 pupils, residential or care home, parade of shops, and the Borough’s allocation of 6 showman pitches, 8 flats by the station, 8 flats in Glaziers Lane by new access, 4,700 sq metres of retail, permanently destroying Normandy and Flexford’s rural environment.

NPPF 155 states,’early and meaningful’ engagement and collaboration with neighbourhoods, local organisations is essential’. This has not happened. Evidence has shown that at least 2 years ago, documentation for A46 was submitted on behalf of Taylor Wimpey to GBC Planning Policy. At this stage NO ‘meaningful engagement’ was made
or requested from local people. Does ‘early and meaningful engagement and collaboration’ between Local Authorities and developers appear in the NPPF? Is this legal? GBC should listen to residents rather than breach the NPPF.

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