Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

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Draft Local Plan - Supplementary Consultation

Local Housing Need

Representation ID: 8069

Received: 13/03/2019

Respondent: Redditch Borough Council

Representation Summary:

Concerns remain over justification for commitment to test potential for 2,000 dwellings towards wider HMA needs. This level does not adequately respond to HMA shortfall, given Solihull's relationship with Birmingham. Figure not agreed by HMA authorities and is not a firm basis for development strategy and site allocations. This is a fundamental issue that will need to be addressed in Statement of Common Ground. Addressing this at Submission stage is too late in process as this will have significant implications for the development strategy, and knock on effects for neighbouring areas. Urge progression of Statement of Common Ground.

Full text:

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RBC has read the Supplementary Consultation (January 2019) with interest and wishes to comment on the parts of the draft plan that are relevant to the district and the wider Greater Birmingham Housing Market Area (GBHMA).


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