Tuesday, 3 July 2012

1,000 people attend events across Inner Moray Firth

According to the latest post on the Planning Authority's Development Plan blog re the consultation on the Inner Moray Firth LDP Main Issues Report:

...35 events have been hosted by the Planning and Development Service over the past three months to ask people where they think their community should develop over the next 20 years.

More than 1,000 people have attended these events and given their views in person. 

Is that correct?  Did everyone get a chance to speak and therefore to have their views recorded?

And the population of the Inner Moray Firth?  Well in 2009 it was 144,375 so going by those 3 year old figures that means 0.7% of the population of the IMF attended the meetings.

How does this compare with consultations of old.  Well I read that the outgoing Inverness Local Plan drew 800 individual responses on 2000 issues.  I assume that this was 800 written and I do not have a figure for the numbers that attended the Inverness Local plan meetings in 2001 (Elected Members were advised, during 3 meetings in April 2002, of these responses, with the ILP deposit draft with modifications being published in April 2003).

So how many will respond in writing by this Friday's (06 July 2012) deadline for written submissions?