Representation 11165 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Mr S Ruffell represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr Michael Ward)
|Support / Object:||COMMENT|
|Document Link:||BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - HOUSING, Housing Requirement, Q7|
|Representation:||OAN should be seen as a minimum, rather than a ceiling. This is confirmed through Government Policy. Therefore the Draft Joint Local Plan should recognise the OAN as a minimum. |
NPPF paragraph 14 emphasises that Local Plans should meet OAN with sufficient flexibility to adopt rapid change. Aiming for a higher figure will make the plan more likely to be 'future proof'. Governments consultation on standardised methodology sets a higher OAN. The current drafting of the option does not make allowances to cover an increased OAN. Wording such as minimum target must be incorporated.