Large-scale plans on paper requested by Holbeach councillor

Coun Paul Foyster.
Coun Paul Foyster.
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People should be able to see plans for major developments on paper, according to a Holbeach parish and district councillor.

A plea for drawings of schemes with more than 20 new homes to be made available to the public was made by Coun Paul Foyster at October’s South Holland District Council meeting.

The only way for people to see plans for proposed developments is on computer which does present problems

Holbeach parish and district councillor Paul Foyster

Coun Foyster said: “The only way for people to see plans for proposed developments is on computer which does present problems.

“Small pictures on a computer screen don’t adequately convey the size of such proposals and access to a computer or other device is not easily available to everyone.

“It’s also hard for councillors to discuss the proposals with groups of residents hunched round an electronic device where a quick look at a big plan during a one-day consultation event, weeks before a planning committee, isn’t adequate.

“The district council should ask developers to provide large-scale drawings for schemes involving more than 20 new dwellings.”