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Plan takes time
12:39pm Friday 22nd March 2013 in Letters
LAST week’s edition of the Ledbury Reporter carried a letter expressing severe criticism o fthe work ofthe Steering Group responsible for preparing the up-dated Town Plan for Ledbury.
I believe this criticismto be unjustified.
Having workedon preparing the currentplan, I know only too well the precision with which it has to be formulated, the most time-consuming part of which is the preparation and subsequent analysis of the questionnaire to be circulated to every household, serviceprovider, business, trader, club and society.
Nothingmaybe included intheplan whichisnotthe outcome ofthis consultation.
Ms Baxter shouldbe aware thatthe current townplanstandsuntil supercededbythe one in preparationand, since adoptedbytownand County Councils, carries certainsafeguards concerningdevelopment.
Itis important to remember that members of the steering group are all volunteers showing, by their diligence, their committment to forming a plan relevant to the town's needs for the next five years.
I cannot believe that the issues addressed in the current plan and its successor will not alleviate fears about unsuitable development within the town. I would much prefer the team to take all the time itneeds to develop the replacement.