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Representation 12848 on BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) by Tidal Hill Limited represented by Armstrong Rigg Planning (Mr Geoff Armstrong)

Support / Object: OBJECT
Document Link: BMSDC Joint Local Plan Consultation Document (Interactive) - HOUSING, Housing Requirement, Q7
Representation: A more ambitious housing target is essential to ensure that Babergh, as part of the Ipswich HMA and wider East Anglia region assume the levels of prosperity sought within the SEP and the Economic Strategy. Significant infrastructure growth is required to not only reverse recent trends of under-delivery and underĀ­investment but allow Babergh to progress. These failings of the past serve to emphasise the need to be more proactive and ambitious moving forward.
We therefore recommend that the Plan's housing target includes an uplift akin to Scenario C of the Suffolk Coastal consultation document. This would see a 40% increase of the current OAN figure. Planning for this level of growth would ensure that the Plan's strategy would be future proofed against the need for substantial revision following the introduction of the Government's standard methodology.
The result would be a target of 10,948 homes for Babergh, with an annualised requirement of 498 homes

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