An officers’ report to the County Council’s Place Scrutiny Committee on 15 September considers options and makes a recommendation for progressing the Replacement Local Development Plan following last year’s Welsh Government concerns. This will be the first formal opportunity for the Council elected in May and its new Administration to consider its position.
Mourning for the passing of the late Queen has led to the postponement of this meeting, seemingly until 26 September. The recommendation appears to support the controversial 2021 increased housing growth rate except in the Monmouth/Wye Valley area where phosphoric river pollution issues are unlikely to be solved in the plan period. However, we will be trying to clarify the figures in the report.