NPPF Changes Consultation 2015

Supporting New Settlements, Development on Brownfield Land and Small Sites and Delivery of Housing Agreed in Local Plans - Page 5

Question 10.

Do you consider that national planning policy should set out that local planning authorities should put in place a specific positive local policy for assessing applications for development on small sites not allocated in the Local Plan?

  • No, such developments should follow the rules of the local plan and not be made into exceptions. Otherwise developers will be able to develop against the plan by simply picking off areas in many small parcels instead of one large parcel.
  • We support a positive bias if the site is in an urban area and there are the criteria with which a development has to comply. However, there should always be, even where there is a positive bias, the ability to refuse an application.
  • We are against a specific positive local policy in rural areas.


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