Cabinet: Committee Minutes: Wed Nov 13 2013
(a) National Planning Policy Framework and House Building
The following Notice of Motion submitted to the County Council by Councillor Brazil had been referred to the Cabinet for consideration and report back:
This Council is appalled at the effect of the new NPPF document and this Government s policy of building houses as a solution to the economic crisis which is having an adverse impact on its schools and health provision. It will continue to support the housing needs of local communities to build houses for local working families but will reject the destruction of the Devon countryside for the benefit of landowners, developers and short term political expediency .
It was MOVED by Councillor Leadbetter, SECONDED by Councillor Hart, and
RESOLVED that the Council agree that, irrespective of the provisions of the NPPF, it is important to ensure that the housing needs of Devon's population are met and that in working to that end the County Council continues to work closely with District Planning Authorities - through the Local Plans process - to ensure that the critical infrastructure necessary to support residents, including schools and transport facilities was provided and that the Council be therefore recommended to take no further action on the Notice of Motion.
Cabinet (Minutes) - Wed Nov 13 2013
Cabinet - 13th Nov 2013 - Wed, 13th Nov 2013 - 10:30 am - Devon County Council Webcasting [from 11.47]
Here is a report from Independent County Cllr Claire Wright, plus comment:
CommentsClaire Wright - Your Independent East Devon District Councillor for Ottery Rural
On the same day as the cabinet met to discuss this item, the Financial Times published this: that new housing is being "held back by a lack of government support in the face of Nimby opposition..."
November 13, 2013 5:27 pm
Radical state action is the answer to Britain’s housing crisis
Radical state action is the answer to Britain’s housing crisis - FT.com