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Representation 12449 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Ms C Ciechomski represented by Strutt & Parker (Mr. James Firth)

Support / Object: COMMENT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - HOUSING, Housing Requirement, Q7
Representation: The starting point for housing delivery should be the Objectively Assessed Housing Need (OAN). The OAN should be seen as a minimum, rather than a ceiling or a minimum target. This principle is confirmed through Government Policy, as set out in the NPPF, which makes clear that Local Planning Authorities should seek to significantly boost the supply of housing.
The proposed approach to housing delivery in the Draft Joint Local Plan should therefore recognise the OAN as the minimum.
In addition, the NPPF emphasises (Paragraph 14) that Local Plans should meet objectively assessed needs, with sufficient flexibility to meet rapid change. As such, by aiming for a higher figure the Local Plan is more likely to be "future proof" and able to adapt to increasing demand for housing. (See full representation attached.)

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