Impact of Housing Development and Roads on Stone Curlew - The Way Forward
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To set out to members the current position in terms of the research and understanding of the issues relating to the effects of development on Stone Curlew.
1) a further examination of the existing data be commissioned in respect of building classes (Appendix 2, Table 1, option 1 of the report) in respect of the future approach towards development within 1,500m of Breckland Special Protection Area (SPA) supporting Stone Curlew; subject to
2) a Chief Officer Group being convened from all the affected authorities to discuss whether a clear joint pathway could be found with the aim that all those local authorities that include Special Protection Areas contribute to further Stone Curlew research on a pro-rata basis.
The above approach was consistent with the advice and recommendations of both Natural England and the Government Office (East). A broad working split of proportions for discussion would be Breckland 35%, Forest Heath 35%, St Edmundsbury 20% and Kings Lynn 10%.
Reasons for the decision:
Capita Symonds had concluded that Breckland Council initiated high level discussion with adjoining authorities to jointly fund and commission Table 1 of the report. Should this approach not progress in a timely manner, the Council solely commission and fund option 1 of the report to inform (a) a review of the Core Strategy, and (b) aid the Development Management process.
Alternative options considered:
Report author: Mark Stokes
Publication date: 02/12/2010
Date of decision: 30/11/2010
Decided at meeting: 30/11/2010 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/12/2010