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Local Plan - frequently asked questions

Is there still a need for safeguarded land in the Borough?

Yes, the principle of safeguarding land and the quantum of safeguarded land to be provided were both considered through the Local Plan Examination. The basis for providing safeguarded land is clearly set out in the National Planning Policy Framework (paragraph 143 c and d). Based on all the representations received, and the evidence provided, the Inspectors concluded, in paragraph 107, that "the Plan achieves an appropriate quantum of safeguarded land and demonstrates exceptional circumstances in this respect."

Therefore, there is clearly a need for safeguarded land in the Borough, and the Plan identifies a sufficient quantity of such land.