Venue: Norfolk Room, The Committee Suite, Elizabeth House, Dereham
Declaration of Interest (Agenda Item 3)
Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Members’ Code of Conduct requires that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a personal or prejudicial interest.
The following declarations in regard to agenda item 6 were made:
Non-Members Wishing to Address the Meeting (Agenda Item 4)
To note the names of any non-members who wish to address the meeting.
Messrs G. Bambridge, P. Cowen, M. Kiddle-Morris, J. Labouchere and J. Rogers and Mrs D. Irving.
Breckland Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Development Plan Document (DPD) - Preferred Policy Options Consultation (Agenda Item 6)
Report of the Executive Member for Housing and Planning.
The report will contain the amendments recommended by Policy Development and Review Panel 1.
The Principal Planning Officer presented the officer’s recommendations arising from the issues raised at the Policy Development and Review Panel 1 held on 23 October 2007, 8 November 2007 and 27 November 2007 which related to a series of Preferred Policy Options (Reg. 26) for the Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Development Plan Document that would form part of the Local Development Framework (LDF).
The Options had been devised following extensive community and stakeholder consultation during 2005 and 2007.
Once agreed the proposed consultation period, with the public and stakeholders, would run for a minimum period of six weeks and the results would be reported back to Members in due course, prior to submitting a final document to the Government later in 2008.
The life of the Development Plan had been extended from 2021 to 2026 to take in the new Government guidance under PPS3 for a 15 year land supply for housing; this proposal had been consulted on and agreed previously.
The summary of the comments and recommended changes to the Core Strategy and Development Control Policies, which had been previously circulated, is attached to the minutes as Appendix CAB 1.
The Chairman stated that the Core Policies were not for discussion as this had been undertaken by Policy Development and Review Panel 1. Members were being requested to either agree to the officer’s recommendations or make alternative proposals.
Members agreed with the officer’s recommendation but felt that any documentation relating to “Sustainability” should be cross-referenced within the Core Policies to ensure that the issue of infrastructure was sufficiently highlighted.
The reason for the decision was that Cabinet needed to consider the recommendations of the officers and approve the documents for further consultation.
The options were either to approve officer’s recommendations or not approve and make alternative proposals.
RESOLVED That the officer’s recommendations as detailed in the report be approved subject to documents relating to “Sustainability” being cross-referenced within the Core Policies.
Next Meeting (Agenda Item 7)
The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on 8 January 2008 at 9.30 am.
The next meeting of the Cabinet would be held on 8 January 2007 at 9.30 am.