Saturday, 13 August 2011

The views of planning consultants Tetlow King

The “Planning” magazine – the journal of the Royal Town Planning Institute – has reported on the Planning Policy Advisory Panel’s rejection of “proposals from officers to provide 54,000 new homes in the county (sic) over the next twenty years.”

It wrote: “Instead, it voted to propose a figure of 40,000 over the period – down from the 68,200 over 20 years proposed for the county (sic) in the draft regional spatial strategy for the South West."

As Chairman of the Panel I am quoted in the report, as is Jamie Sullivan who is described as “principal planner” for the consultancy Tetlow King.

He said: “Whatever target the Council sets will have to be justified by robust evidence and it seems peculiar that their target is at such variance with the former regional target.”

Peculiar? I think not!

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