In the Infrastructure Delivery Plan which accompanies the new Melton Local Plan Consultation on Issues and Options, there is just one solitary paragraph on Broadband:
Access to superfast broadband can be an issue in the Borough, especially in the more remote rural areas. However, a partnership has been developed between Melton Borough Council, Leicestershire County Council, economic bodies, and voluntary and charity organisations to bring fibre broadband to as many premises in ￼￼as possible. It is anticipated this will deliver high-speed fibre broadband to 96% of homes and businesses in Leicestershire by the end of March 2016.
That final sentence is misleading. Although the 96% target is correct for the whole of Leicestershire, the figure for Melton Borough is just 80% (source: LCC presentation, attached). In the context of a Melton plan, surely the 80% figure should have been given? Or does it just not read as comforting as 96%?
I have pointed this out in my response to the Local Plan Consultation.