Agenda and minutes

Venue: Anglia Room, The Conference Suite, Elizabeth House, Dereham

Items
No. Item

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 4 November 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

90/19

Apologies

To receive apologies for absence. 

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Hewitt and Robinson.

91/19

Urgent Business

To note whether the Chairman proposes to accept any item as urgent business, pursuant to Section 100(B)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

None.

92/19

Declaration of Interests

The duties to register, disclose and not to participate for the entire consideration of the matter, in respect of any matter in which a Member has a disclosable pecuniary interest are set out in Chapter 7 of the Localism Act 2011.  Members are also required to withdraw from the meeting room as stated in the Standing Orders of this Council.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Cowen declared an interest in Item 7 of the agenda, and left the room.

93/19

Non-Members Wishing to Address the Meeting

To note the names of any non-members who wish to address the meeting.

Minutes:

Councillors Ashby, Atterwill, Birt, Bowes, Bushell, Crane, Dale, Duffield, Eagle, Gilbert, James, Kiddell, Kiddle-Morris, I Martin, K Martin, Monument, Morton, Nairn, Suggitt, Turner, Wilkinson.

94/19

Chairman's Announcements (If Any)

Minutes:

None.

95/19

Adoption of the Breckland Local Plan pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of Councillor Bambridge, Executive Member for Planning.

 

Due to the size of Appendix 5 this report and appendices can be viewed by clicking the ‘ADOPTION’ tab on the Council’s website at the following link:

 

https://www.breckland.gov.uk/Emerging-local-plan

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Planning, Councillor Bambridge presented the report and explained the Local Plan would also be presented at the following full Council meeting. 

 

Reasons for Recommendation

The Local Plan provides a coherent approach to meeting future development needs and allocates sites to accommodate sustainable development in the District up to 2036.  The recommendations will enable the Local Plan: strategy and sites to become part of the Council’s development plan and carry full weight in the determination of planning applications.

 

The second recommendation is to enable the Local Plan (date) policies that are superseded by new policies in the Local Plan: strategy and sites document to be withdrawn.  The Local Plan (date) policies that are not superseded will be retained and continue to be used in determining planning applications.

 

The third recommendation allows for he update to the Breckland District Policies Map in line with, and as a consequence of, the proposed adoption of the Local Plan: strategy and sites.

 

Options

In accordance with prevailing legislation, there are two options available to the Council regarding a decision on the Local Plan at this point:

a)     that the plan may either be adopted with the Inspector’s recommended main modifications, or

b)     that the plan is not adopted.

 

RESOLVED to recommend to Council:

 

1.     That the Breckland Local Plan, which incorporates the Inspector’s Main Modifications and the Council’s Minor Modifications, be adopted as part of the Council’s development plan to be used in the determination of planning applications;

 

2.     That those policies contained in the 1999 Local Plan, The Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Document (2009), the Site Specific Policies and Proposals Development Plan Document (2012) and the Thetford Area Action Plan (2012) that are not being retained, as set out in the Local Plan: Strategy and Sites, be withdrawn;

 

3.     That updates to the Breckland District Policies Map be adopted in line with the Breckland Local Plan (Appendix 5 set out in the report).

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Five Year Housing Land Supply pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of Councillor Bambridge, Executive Member for Planning.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Planning presented the report and said if Council were to adopt the Local Plan the Council would then have a five-year land supply that would support Development Management decisions.

 

Options

1.     To accept the recommendations as set out in the report, based on the information set out in the recently adopted Local Plan in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

2.     Not to agree to the recommendations.  This would leave the Council increasingly vulnerable to unwelcome planning applications and appeals.

 

RESOLVED that the Housing Land Availability Statement 2019, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report, for use in Development Management decisions be approved.

 

RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that the Cabinet’s decision to approve the statement be noted.

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Next Meeting

To note that the date of the next meeting of Cabinet will be held on 6 December at 12noon in the Norfolk Room, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham.

Minutes:

The arrangements for the next meeting on 6 December at 12 noon in the Norfolk Room, Elizabeth House, Walpole Loke, Dereham were noted.