I am advised that the DC will be likely to approve the application due to the weakness of their housing land supply figures. We clearly need some ‘knock out’ blows to prevent this. One important challenge is the developers contention that they are unwilling to meet the Council’s affordable housing policy percentage on the site because of the high development costs. This could be a sticking point as the policy is an important part of the housing policy.
Another point is to substantiate the reasons for persuading the DC to allocate the land as a ‘Local Green Space’ in the draft Local Plan.