From a correspondent
I see that EDDC are announcing ‘running totals’ regarding Local Plan consultation responses, three weeks before the consultation is over. That can’t be right. I’ve never seen that before.
I understand the desire to get people to respond to the consultation ( is everyone tired of these things, I wonder, and responses are not coming in? ). It is also a very lengthy document – not badly written but turgid, and therefore off-putting. But I think announcing the score halfway through is very unusual. We don’t want to break the usual conventions of a Local Plan before we even start: that’s what went wrong last time!
It is possible that an inspector might declare the consultation invalid if the results are declared halfway through.
I’m probably being unnecessarily thin-skinned. And it is very likely that I am getting too old…