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Response to the receipt of a petition on behalf of Residents Action

Published on Friday, 21st December 2018

A petition on behalf of Residents Action has been received by the Executive Director - Operations, Brent Davis, on behalf of the Council.

A petition on behalf of Residents Action requesting that the Council:

A, Establish and commit to a lower housing target that matches local need: and

B, Reject the overspill from Coventry because it takes scarce land resources that are important to our local environment

has been received by the Executive Director - Operations, Brent Davis, on behalf of the Council.

The Council’s procedures require the petition to be validated and if it meets the requirements, it will be presented to a full Council meeting in the New Year.

Formal consultation on the Council’s Borough Plan has closed and the Inspector is now deciding if the plan is sound and can be adopted.

Cllr Neil Phillips, portfolio holder for Planning and Development said:

“If this petition meets the standard criteria set out in our constitution, it will be presented to full Council - but as I have said many times before, we as a council recognise the concerns of residents and a review of the housing numbers will be high on the Council’s agenda.

“Rest assured, once the Borough Plan has been adopted we’ll be revisiting housing numbers, working within any new government framework, when it comes forward, as soon as possible.”