Has anyone managed to get a developer to sign a standalone Statement
of Common Ground in respect of their 5 year housing land supply as
suggested by the PPG (Paragraph 036 (Reference ID: 3-036-20180913)
that is not also part of a Local Plan EIP?
We have got a s78 appeal coming up in July and it would be really
helpful to see what other people's experience is. Thanks in advance!
Development Planning and Policy Team Leader
Stratford-on-Avon District Council
Hi Jo. If it helps, we have had a handful of S78 cases where the
appellant has agreed a partial SoCG on 5YHLS and where we've agreed a
limited number of points to be argued over. (But none where we've had
complete agreement over every point.)
Hi Jo Are you referring to a SOCG for individual sites to
inform and evidence your 5LS, rather than a single SOCG for the
purpose of the appeal? I too would be very interested to find out if
anyone has this level of information for forecasting/delivery; what
form this takes; and how it has been prepared and agreed? As an
authority, we monitor in excess of 350 sites each year, many of which
are +10 units. Preparing and agreeing a SOCG (in any form) for just a
proportion of these sites would be a huge strain on resources in the
Beth Fletcher (Planning Policy Officer)
We emailed all our contacts on our list of sites we have in our 5 yls
in December, very simple email enclosing an even simpler spread sheet
for them to complete. I didn't think we would get many responses but
in fact with a short timescale (3 weeks) and a reminder the majority
responded. A lot of their trajectory did not match our agreed
methodology, but we went with it as they know their sites better than us.
Helen Williams, Research Officer, Teignbridge District Council, Devon.