TEV Response to South Worcestershire Development Plan

by Admin on September 12, 2012

This response has been prepared by members of Transition Evesham Vale. It represents the consensus view held by members of TEV, though individual members may also have responded with their own specific feedback.

TEV is a community group, initiated in 2009 to consider practical ways to respond locally to the challenges of climate change and rising energy prices as a consequence of growing demand and limited supplies of cheap fuel. Please see our website at www.transitioneveshamvale.org.uk

Given our purposes we welcome the fact that the Government is placing localism at the heart of the planning system. Strong local engagement and control over development decisions is to be welcomed. But it should also be recognised that there are some issues which will require consideration over a wider area than that of an individual local authority if appropriate decisions are to be made. The potential impacts of some development may extend over an area far greater than that of a local planning authority. Specific examples in the Vale of Evesham are developments which increase movements of heavy goods vehicles and developments which increase disproportionately commuting to other parts of the West Midlands.

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