Decision details

Local Plan Update and Direction

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To secure formal Member approval to adopt the Breckland Local Plan Review (Local Development Scheme).

Decision:

That:

 

1)     a full Review of the Breckland Local Plan be undertaken by November 2024;

 

2)     the Local Development Scheme be adopted to take affect from 1 June 2020;

 

3)     delegated authority be given to the Executive Director (Place) following consultation with the Executive Member for Planning to make and approve any final changes to the wording and content of the Local Development Scheme; and to publish the Local Development Scheme on the Council’s website;

 

4)     delegated authority be given to the Executive Director (Place) following consultation with the Executive Member for Planning to approve any minor changes to the timelines of the production of documents in the Local Development Scheme as required by the process during the period 2020-2024; and

 

5)     a letter be sent to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government by the Leader of Breckland Council expressing concerns on the short time scales allowed for the review of the Local Plan exacerbated by the restrictions in place as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Reasons for the decision:

Local planning authorities are required to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS) under Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, as amended by the Localism Act 2011 and the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

 

The current LDS approved in 2018 does not reflect the Council’s intention to review the Plan.

Alternative options considered:

The option of not publishing an up to date LDS has been rejected as the current version is out of date and does not reflect the latest time table for the preparation of the Local Plan and the legal requirement to have an up to date LDS.

Report author: Councillor Paul Claussen

Publication date: 01/06/2020

Date of decision: 01/06/2020

Decided at meeting: 01/06/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 09/06/2020

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