Joint Local Plan Main Modifications
Representation ID: 22437
Respondent: C E Davidson Ltd
Legally compliant? No
It restricts intensive livestock producers and farmers from making commercial decisions post planning permission approval.
Remove the definition from the JLP, and then delete the policy from the JLP.
This modification to the JLP is not ‘sound’ as it is not:
a) Positively prepared – the wording in the modification provides a strategy to prevent economic sustainability of "intensive livestock and poultry farming” in Babergh and Mid Suffolk and is inconsistent with achieving sustainable development. It restricts intensive livestock producers and farmers from making commercial decisions post planning permission approval.
b) Justified – The strategy is inappropriate and provides no reasonable alternatives.
c) Effective –it is effective in that it would allow scope for all new “intensive livestock and poultry farming” and processing proposals to be tied to one supplier or distribution outlet for the entirety of the development’s existence.
d) Consistent with national policy – please see my notes above on how this modification to the JLP contradicts, negates or is already satisfied by the NPPF.