This has been bothering me for a while and thought I'd see what others think.
I administer a number of Official / Comp Plans. I am wondering how many amendments are too many and at what point does the document totally lose credibility?
For example, the upper tier plan we use is going on 75 amendments in about 6 years (adopted 1997, approved and all appeals ended 2001). I'll be bringing forward 6 in the next 2-3 months. I see this as a flaw in the way the document is written, especially when I look through the amendments many are the similar, just at different locations.
I also have a plan that is only partially adopted, and will come into total force and effect, hopefully in the next 2-3 months. I already have 2 applications to amend this document, one totally foreseeable during the document's preparation, the other an odd ball. I know of at least 2 more, both foreseeable and logical.
So the question is how many amendments to a document are acceptable before the document should be rewritten to address recurring issues?
What would you do to explain your position to the people above, without antagonizing them for poor professional skills?
PS - I can understand many amendments to old plans that could not foresee things, but what i am talking about is realtively new documents.