Decision details

Local Plan Development Management Policies

Decision Maker: Executive, Council

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To consider the Regulation 19 proposed submission plan.




The Executive agreed to recommend to Council at its meeting on 7 December 2021:


(1)    That the draft Local Plan: Development Management Policies document, subject to further investigation as to the merits of extending the requirement for design codes to all housing sites allocated in the Development Plan, be put before Full Council for approval for Regulation 19 public consultation and to approve a six-week period of consultation beginning in early January 2022.


(2)    That the draft Parking Supplementary Planning Document, incorporating any changes recommended by the Executive, be put before Full Council for approval for public consultation for a four-week period beginning in January 2022.


(3)    That the Lead Councillor with portfolio responsibility for Planning Policy be authorised, in consultation with the Director of Strategic Services, to make such minor alterations to improve the clarity of the documents referred to in paragraphs (1) and (2) above, as they may deem necessary.




The recommendations above are made to encourage the Council to:


(1)   Enable the draft Local Plan: Development Management Policies document to be published for public consultation.


(2)   Allow officers to undertake public consultation in line with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, the National Planning Policy Framework 2021, Planning Policy for Traveller Sites 2015, the National Planning Practice Guidance, and the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement 2020.


(3)   Undertaking a public consultation on the draft Local Plan is a statutory requirement placed on Local Planning Authorities under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (‘Local Planning Regulations’) and will enable the Council to move closer to adopting the second part of the Local Plan as required by law and policy.


Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:


Publication date: 24/11/2021

Date of decision: 23/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive

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