EDDC's Local Plan finally judged 'sound' by inspector

PUBLISHED: 11:39 07 January 2016 | UPDATED: 11:39 07 January 2016

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East Devon District Council (EDDC) has this week been told its Local Plan is sound and is nearly ready for adoption.

The Planning Inspectorate has released a ‘tentative final report’ and the authority now has two weeks to address any factual issues before the development blueprint can finally be published.

The document sets out where 17,100 homes will be built across the district over the next 15 years, and also includes topics ranging from employment to the environment.

EDDC leader Paul Diviani said: “The council has just received what is known as the fact check reports from the Local Plan Inspector in relation to both the Local Plan and the community infrastructure levy (CIL) charging schedule.

“These documents provide us with what the Planning inspectorate’s guidance describes as a ‘tentative final report’.

“The guidance is clear that it is not for us to question the Inspector’s conclusions and that the report is not for publication. 
“We can simply respond within two weeks for clarification or to address any factual issues.

“I can however say that the report concludes that both the Local Plan and CIL charging schedule are sound and can move to adoption subject to main modifications.

“Unfortunately I am unable to give any further details at this time but can assure you that when we receive the Inspector’s final report it will be published as soon as possible following receipt.”

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