Following a discussion with members of the Local Plans Expert Group POS has submitted its formal response.
POS agrees that the Local Plan process needs to be made quicker. We have set out some key areas where we would recommend improvements.
We also attached our Manifesto paper which sets out an evolutionary approach to improving local plans. It introduces four key areas where the current Local Plan process could be improved; the duty to cooperate, two plan process, weight of emerging plan and Strategic Environmental Assessments/Sustainability Appraisals.