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Sample letter or email objecting to the Publication Plan

Note: You will need to provide your contact details in addition to your comments. You may be able to complete an online form or questionnaire, or email/post comments direct to the local planning authority's local plans team.

Your comments:

(Please use a separate box for each comment)

To which part of the West Moorshire Local Plan Consultation does your comment relate?

Chapter: 4
Policy: 12

I wish to support / I wish to object [delete as appropriate]

Are you commenting on legal or procedural grounds? Yes / No [delete as appropriate]

Test of soundness
Are you commenting on whether the Plan:
Has been positively prepared - Yes / No [delete as appropriate]
Is justified - Yes / No [delete as appropriate]
Will be effective - Yes / No [delete as appropriate]
Is consistent with National Policy - Yes / No [delete as appropriate]

Please give reasons for your support or objection

Uppertown Town Council considers the Plan to be unsound for the following reasons:

  1. The Sustainability Appraisal report does not clearly show how the Sustainability Appraisal has informed the choice of options in the Local Plan for the urban extension on the eastern side of Uppertown, in particular why the option to the south of the town was rejected at an earlier stage of the plan preparation.
  2. While the proposed urban extension has been redrawn to avoid the areas at most risk from flooding as set out in the Strategic Flood Risk Assessment, we remain concerned about this issue, as some of the site would still appear to be at risk from flooding.

To make the Plan 'sound' in this respect we would expect to see:

  1. Clear explanation for the choice of location for the proposed urban extension to the east of Uppertown, and for the rejection of the option to the south of the town.
  2. Clear reasoning and evidence to support the proposed urban extension to the east of Uppertown in terms of flood risk and recreation impacts.
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