Decision details

Draft Final Central Norfolk Strategic Housing Market Assessment 2015 (Agenda Item 16)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To consider the draft final Central Norfolk Strategic Housing Market Assessment and accept this as part of the evidence base for the Local Plan.

Decision:

That:

 

Option 1 be endorsed; to consider the draft Central Norfolk Strategic Housing Market Assessment, 2015, insofar as it relates to Breckland District and to authorise the Strategic Planning Manager in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any necessary minor amendments arising from the Norfolk Duty to Cooperate Forum, and or from the adoption process of the remaining commissioning bodies and accept this as part of the evidence base for the Local Plan.

Reasons for the decision:

1.     It is recommended that the Council endorse recommendation 1 as set out in the report.  This will see the study become part of the evidence base for the preparation of the Local Plan and provide the basis for setting the housing target for the emerging Local Plan.

2.     Without agreement on the evidence base, further work would be required along with engagement with adjoining authorities under the Duty to Cooperate.  This would result in significant further delay to the Council’s Local Plan process and could affect the soundness of the Local Plan.

Alternative options considered:

1.     Consider the draft Central Norfolk Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) 2015 insofar as it relates to Breckland District and to authorise the Strategic Planning Manager in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any necessary minor amendments arising from the Norfolk Duty to Cooperate Forum, and or from the adoption process of the remaining commissioning bodies and accept this as part of the evidence base for the Local Plan.

2.     Members do not endorse the Central Norfolk SHMA as evidence to support the preparation of the emerging Local Plan insofar as it relates to Breckland.

Report author: Iain Withington

Publication date: 23/09/2015

Date of decision: 22/09/2015

Decided at meeting: 22/09/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 01/10/2015

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