Changes to Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To advise Members of changes to the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations and seek delegation to Officers to confirm Neighbourhood Areas.
That authority be delegated to Officers to confirm or refuse Neighbourhood Plan areas that are submitted on a single Parish basis, and confirm multi-area Neighbourhood Plan applications that meet the criteria as set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) and have received no adverse comment to the contrary during the publication period.
Reasons for the decision:
Option 1 would enable the Council to ensure that Neighbourhood Plan applications are fully considered and designated within the prescribed periods set out in the regulations. Failure to do so would grant these applications in default.
Alternative options considered:
To delegate authority to Officer to confirm or refuse Neighbourhood Plan areas that are submitted on a single Parish basis, and confirm multi-area Neighbourhood Plan applications that meet the criteria set out in the Town & Country Planning Act (1990) as amended, and have received no adverse comment to the contrary during the publication period.
Cabinet delegate authority to Officers to confirm or refuse all Neighbourhood Plan area designations.
Report author: Phil Mileham
Publication date: 25/03/2015
Date of decision: 24/03/2015
Decided at meeting: 24/03/2015 - Cabinet
Effective from: 03/04/2015