Decision details

Proposed Amendments to the Council's Housing Allocations Policy (D25-19)

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Growth

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To formally adopt a proposed policy direction and associated amendments for the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy in respect of housing allocations on sites planned for through the Neighbourhood Planning Process.

Decision:

That the proposed amendments to the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy in respect of Neighbourhood Planning and Legislative references, as set out within the appended report, are formally adopted by the Council.

Reasons for the decision:

The reason for Officers proposing a potential new policy direction in this area stems from discussions that have taken place between the authority and communities that are developing neighbourhood plans across the district, and the common ‘ask’ from communities to have greater influence over the allocation of affordable homes developed within their areas.

Consequently, Officers have sought to consider what may be possible within a legal context to support these ‘asks’.  If Members are minded to support this policy direction, in response to requests from many local communities developing neighbourhood plans, then members are recommended to support the proposed amendments to the Council’s Allocation Policy.

Alternative options considered:

1.     That the proposed amendments to the Council’s Housing Allocations Policy, as set out within the report are formally adopted.

2.     Do nothing.

Publication date: 08/04/2019

Date of decision: 08/04/2019

Effective from: 16/04/2019

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