Historic England say PPLP is Unsound

In their letter which you can read hereĀ Historic England UA18 – Detailed response

Historic England say:

“In summary, in general terms while we accept that the draft local plan has the potential to
provide a good basis for the conservation and enjoyment of the historic environment and
heritage assets as required by the NPPF (para 126) and could provide a strategy for enhancing
the historic environment (para 157), this is seriously undermined by the lack of a sound
evidence base for the historic environment and, in particular, by the inclusion of policy UA18
that promotes development that is fundamentally harmful to a specific, nationally significant
and unique heritage asset. On this basis Historic England cannot support the Shepway Places
and Policies Submission draft Local Plan and believes it to be inconsistent with national
policy and to be unsound.”