Decision details

Draft Final Paper Thetford Area Action Plan/Housing Topic Paper & Constraints Analysis/Commitments Paper

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval is sought to consult on the Thetford Area Action Plan (TAAP) – final draft consultation document.  The draft final TAAP will contain land allocations and policies to guide the growth and regeneration of Thetford over the next 15-20 years.  The results from the final draft consultation will influence the content of the Submission Version of the TAAP.


The views and recommendations of both the Overview and Scrutiny Commission (6 December 2010) and the Moving Thetford Forward Board (15 December 2010) have been considered and have been taken into account as part of the overall consultation process.  It is intended to undertake an extensive programme of public engagement including a summary leaflet and comments form sent to every home, with all feedback fully documented, assesses and presented as part of the final document.


RESOLVED that the content of the final draft Thetford Area Action Plan, draft Housing Topic Paper and draft Commitments Paper be approved for public consultation for a period of 5 weeks commencing 28 January until 4th March 2011.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation to endorse Option A of the report is to ensure that the Thetford Area Action Plan document is presented for public consultation on accordance with the Council’s adopted Local Development Scheme timetable.

Alternative options considered:

Option A


To consider the contents of the report and agree the document, draft Housing Topic Paper and draft Commitments paper, subject to any changes, for a consultation period of five weeks starting at the end of January 2011.


Option B


Not to agree the document for consultation.  This option represents a considerable risk to the Council as failure to make good progress with the Area Action Plan could result in the location of housing being determined through early applications for development without the appropriate contributions to the required strategic infrastructure for the town.

Report author: Natalie Beal

Publication date: 13/01/2011

Date of decision: 11/01/2011

Decided at meeting: 11/01/2011 - Cabinet

Effective from: 21/01/2011

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