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Community Consultation

Increasingly detailed guidance will be given as it becomes available.  This will be inserted into the existing text below and highlighted in red until the next update.

Cala Homes made a great play of their consultation, but nothing was changed a result of it, so it was not a genuine consultation. Compare the following documents for yourself:

Cala Homes Community Consultation:

Reviewing Cala Homes analysis of the public consultation (see link above to Feedback from the consultation).  The following was record, but no account has been taken of that consultation in the current application.



The expectation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is not that the community would be consulted and then ignored, but that applicants will work with the community and evolve the design accordingly, i.e.:

The NPPF expects applicants "to work closely with those directly affected by their proposals to evolve designs that take account of the views of the community. Proposals that can demonstrate this in developing the design of the new development should be looked on more favourably." (paragraph 66, NPPF, 2012).  The applicant has failed to do this.