The two meetings are likely to be the last time the panel meets prior to the legal pre-submission stage, where the plan starts its progress towards the inspector,who will examine it and decide whether it is ‘sound’ or ‘unsound’.

The strategic planning officers have now managed to look through the comments and have confirmed that there are probably over 2000.

The Local Plan Panel meetings will be held as usual at EDDC’s offices, Knowle, in the Council Chamber.  The two dates (which may change) are:

– Tuesday 28 February – 9am
– Tuesday 20 March – 9am

The meetings are open to the press and public as usual.  I hope that there will be a good attendance to hear the response to the consultation and the debate to decide a way forward.