Last week there was a District Council meeting dealing with the council’s future planning policies. It turned into a bit of a fiasco and ended after only 44 minutes.
The ruling Conservative Group and the council officers seem to be in serious disagreement on several issues. So decisions have been delayed until the next meeting in December.
One of the key issues is the amount of parking spaces we should have for new homes. The government are telling us that we can no longer insist on a minimum number of parking spaces on new housing developments (for example, two spaces per house). The council officers say we should be realistic on this and do what the government says. The Conservative councillors seem to think we should try to carry on with this policy even if we are likely to be overruled by a government inspector.
This is an subject that Ron has been very concerned about over the past couple of years and December’s meeting could be quite a tense affair…