The report for the PUSH Joint Committee is now on PUSH's website.
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The report on the Spatial Strategy shows that there is to be a further delay, with the public consultation now to take place in June - July 2016, rather than December 2015-February 2016.
Most significantly the timetable only allows from July to September 2016 to make any revisions following consultation rather than Feb-July 2016 as set out in the report to the September Joint Committee. July to September is a totally unrealistic timetable for making any revisions suggesting that, as usual, PUSH's interpretation of consultation is to tell people what it has already decided.
Other points from the report :
Paragraph 2.6 states:
"The indications are that a distribution can also be proposed which meets a high proportion of the objectively assessed need for new homes over the 20 years to 2036. This distribution would broadly double the provision of new homes compared to existing planning permissions and Local Plan allocations. However at this stage some important aspects of this distribution are still under discussion and it does not fully meet the overall needs to 2036."
I would like to see the justification for a distribution that would 'broadly double the provision of new homes compared to existing planning permissions and Local Plan allocations.'
It is also clear that even this level of distribution does not fully meet overall needs to 2036; what are the implications of this for the 2,000- 3,000 additional homes for Fareham in the special edition of Fareham Today?
The remainder of the report explains the 'further work' that needs to be carried out; it appears that there is a lot more work to do, particularly on the distribution of housing between the 11 authorities. This obviously raises the question- what is the basis for the 2,000-3,000 additional homes that FBC included in the special edition of Fareham Today?