First of all, a number of new administrations that took control of Local Authorities were faced with Local Plans that did little to address the climate emergency. In our case, the Plan was in front of an Inspector who still hasn’t come back with his final report 8 months later. However, we reluctantly decided that we had no option but to adopt the Plan and then immediately set a review in motion. Here’s a cautionary tale from South Oxfordshire of what can happen if you try to interrupt the cumbersome and ponderous process.
The Government are attempting to stop Local Authorities from making developers build homes that are fit for the climate emergency in their Local Plan, through the Future Homes Standard. The public consultation ends on February 7th. Here are some template letters and other materials to help you submit a response. Please can you all do this.