Local Development Framework Consultation
Response from Mr E. D. Farrell (Individual)
1. Mr E. D. Farrell (Individual) : 4 Jul 2008 12:32:00
Please write your comment or explain your reasons for supporting or opposing this part of the Report. You may also wish to refer to the tests of soundess in the glossary of the Preferred Options document before making your comments.
The Core Strategy is an impressive document. Thank you for putting so much work into it. It does have its weak spots.
Thank you for accepting this response today June 10 2008.
PO9 - Sustainable Development Principles:
On page 111, under the heading PO9 of the above document, you outline 15 objectives/proposals/policies which are good but can be better.
The 'wheel' of sustainability has already been invented by the 'Code for Sustainable Homes' and 'The Merton Rule' and I fear that PO9 is trying to reinvent the wheel.
My suggestion is that:
1 - the 'Code for Sustainable Homes' and the' Merton Rule' should be included in PO9 as the 'measure' that all Sustainable Principles are measured. The CSH is a comprehensive proven methodology with a recognised and proven set of criteria for measuring CO2 levels before, during and after development and should be inserted into PO9 in paragraph 3.180 as the 'guiding principles' that inform PO9 and by which PO9 will be measured;
2 - that the CSH and the Merton Rule should be 'obligations' imposed on all developments with immediate effect including all developments that have already been given outline planning consent but have not yet passed the 'detail' aspect of planning consent.