Where now for the Local Plan?

From a concerned correspondent:

Question one of  “A quick survey for the East Devon Local Plan” asks

 Where should new homes and jobs go – the big picture?

The Government currently requires EDDC to plan for around 20,500 extra homes in East Devon (1,040 a year) for the period of 2020 to 2040.

Rishi Sunak is reported to be in the process of climbing down on targets in The Levelling Up Bill and some compromise on imposing “Soviet Style” top down targets seems inevitable.

The question is will East Devon still continue to promote their new plan? Will they follow the example of Bristol and seek the true number of housing that East Devon needs, not some arbitrary figure imposed by central government?

Shouldn’t EDDC start to find out just what the real local need for housing is?

Please make your views known to your EDDC councillors at this early stage and, by default, not build over the agricultural land we so badly need and despoil our wonderful countryside.