Following objections from all sides about the feasibility of continuing with the Local Plan as if coronavirus didn’t exist, HDC have finally agreed to request a delay. We’d like to thank all members who emailed their local councillor or HDC to push for a delay.
It’s clear that the virus is going to have an impact on the economy. Whatever housing need we thought we had yesterday will not be the same tomorrow.
However, in the short term the timetable has to continue because the government has not officially removed our November deadline. This is understandable given the weight of other decisions it has to make. But at some point we will need clarity, as in many other aspects of local government.