Decision details

Breckland Local Development Scheme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To update the Local Development Scheme.

Decision:

Members endorsed Option 1 and the Local Development Scheme be published.

Reasons for the decision:

Members were recommended to resolve to approve option 1. Endorsing option 1 would satisfy the Inspector conducting the Local Plan examination that the Local Plan met the legal requirements under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) S.19 (1) which states that Local Development Documents must be prepared in accordance with the Local Development Scheme.

 

Should Members resolve to endorse Option 3, there was a risk that the Inspector would determine the Breckland Local Plan would not meet the legal requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) and therefore the Local Plan could not be recommended for adoption by the Council. Non adoption of the Local Plan would result in a lack of up to date local planning policies, a lack of a 5 year land supply of housing sites and a financial loss in resourcing the plan over the previous 5 years.

 

Alternative options considered:

1.     Members resolve to agree the revised LDS (as appendix A) and give it effect from September 2018.

 

2.     Members resolve to agree the revised LDS (as appendix A) subject to any amendments of the Cabinet and give it effect from September 2018.

 

3.     Members do not resolve to agree the revised LDS.

 

Report author: Jemma March

Publication date: 05/09/2018

Date of decision: 04/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 04/09/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/09/2018

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