So following the successful referendum our new neighbourhood plan came into effect last week which coincided with the next major development application going out to public consultation. So this is a great way to test any impact that our policies have on the application.
My response to the application (with biodiversity recommendations) can be found HERE .
The application and other details can be found HERE
So in theory our policies should result in the new development incorporating a lot of biodiversity features.
Let's see if the last seven years has been a complete waste of time. As this is a statutory document at least now we will have the statutory backing for a legal challenge if necessary.