BTN members submitted the following responses to the proposed Local Plan by Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.
The draft Plan is available at:
In addition, members of BTN attended the meetings of the Council Planning and Infrastructure Oversight and Scrutiny Committee on 14th November and 30th January, and made the following points:
1. The targets for house building in the Plan cannot be met unless the disposal of sewage for the borough is radically re-thought, e.g. with anaerobic digestion and reed beds;
2. Environmental assessments of planned developments should be commissioned independently of the developers, although paid for by them;