The final stage will be to give all the registered voters of our Neighbourhood Designated Area the opportunity to vote YES or NO to the adoption of the plan as part of Wiltshire Council planning policy. CLICK ME to read the Independent Examiners full report.
Summary Of Independent Examiners Main Findings.
0.1 It is a requirement of the Localism Act that this report should contain a summary of its main findings. The reasons for each of the recommendations are given in the following sections of the report.
0.2 The principal finding in this report are that the draft plan, subject to the modifications recommended in this report, meets the basic conditions as set out in the 1990 Act, does not breach and is otherwise compatible with EU obligations and is compatible with Convention Rights.
0.3 The recommended modifications largely relate to the need to ensure that the plan is up-to-date, especially taking account of developments which have occurred since the final plan was prepared in September 2013 and the position with regard to the emerging Wiltshire Core Strategy. Other modifications are to ensure that the policies in the plan provide a clear context for the taking of decisions on planning applications, as required in the NPPF and PPG.
0.4 Two recommendations are that policies or parts of policies should be deleted or significantly amended on the basis that the submitted plan policy was not fully consistent with national policy and advice, which is one of the basic conditions. The first (recommendation 12) is that a specific allocation of land for the erection of five workshops as part of the site 3A should not be made as a matter of policy on the basis that there is an alternative allocated site with permission which should meet any demand for such units. The second (recommendation 9) is that the negative stance taken in Policy 5 relating to supermarket development is not compatible with the NPPF and should be replaced by a criterion based policy.