Decision details

Local Plan Preferred Directions

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek resolution from Cabinet to publish the Preferred Directions Local Plan for public consultation.

Decision:

That Cabinet approve the Local Plan Preferred Direction Development Plan Documents and Sustainability Appraisals for six weeks’ public consultation in principle and to authorise the Strategic Planning Manager and Portfolio Holder to  make any necessary minor corrections, factual updates, formatting changes and other non-material changes that are identified prior to the publication of the Preferred Directions Changes consultation.

Reasons for the decision:

The development of the single Local Plan is a complex, iterative and interrelated process which must also confirm to the legislative parameters.  The Preferred Directions document represents a suitable stage in which to progress the Local Plan through the scheduled regulation 18 consultation in line with the anticipated time line required in order to ensure the plan is adopted by the end of 2016.

Alternative options considered:

1.    The Cabinet to approve the Local Plan Preferred Direction Development Plan documents and Sustainability Appraisals for six weeks’ public consultation;

 

2.    The Cabinet to approve the Local Plan Preferred Direction Development Plan documents and Sustainability Appraisals for six weeks’ public consultation in principle and to authorise the Strategic Planning Manager and Portfolio Holder to  make any necessary minor corrections, factual updates, formatting changes and other non-material changes that are identified prior to the publication of the Preferred Directions Changes consultation;

 

3.    The Cabinet do not approve to publish the Local Plan Preferred Direction Development Plan documents and Sustainability Appraisals for public consultation.

 

Publication date: 02/12/2015

Date of decision: 01/12/2015

Decided at meeting: 01/12/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/12/2015

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