Decision details

Regulation 18 consultation on Local Plan: Development Management Policies

Decision Maker: Place Making and Innovation Executive Advisory Board, Executive, Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


To adopt the Development Management DPD


Recommendation to Council:


(1)    That the draft Local Plan: Development Management Policies document, as set out in Appendix 2 to the report submitted to the Executive, be put before Full Council on 7 April 2020 for approval for Regulation 18 public consultation and to approve a seven-week period of consultation beginning on 20 April 2020.


(2)    That the Planning Policy Manager be authorised to make such minor alterations to improve the clarity of the document as he may determine in consultation with the Lead Councillor.



Undertaking a public consultation on the draft Local Plan is a statutory requirement placed on Local Planning Authorities under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and will enable the Council to move closer to adopting the second part of the Local Plan.


Options considered and rejected by the Leader of the Council:



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



Details of any written submissions received and considered by the Leader from other members of the Executive, councillors or public:


Cllr Patrick Sheard (non-Exec member):

I can see little point recommendation to the Full Council Meeting that seems highly unlikely to occur.


Leader’s response:

We can move this item through to Full Council whilst we await guidance from Government on how we will be able to progress business during this challenging time.


Cllr Deborah Seabrook (non-Exec member):

Overall, I am supportive of this document and appreciate the work that has gone into it. However, I and other councillors participated in the EAB which considered this document on 17th Feb. We have also made written submissions. Whilst the document summarises EAB comments, short of going through the document for that meeting and the current document, it is difficult to ascertain what changes have been made as a result of any councillor written representations etc. It does not feel like the officers really pay much attention.


Leader’s response:

I will ask the Planning Policy Manager to comment on and perhaps highlight specifically in the report to Council any changes made to the document as a result of councillors’ written representations.



Report author: Stuart Harrison, Laura Howard

Publication date: 26/03/2020

Date of decision: 24/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 24/03/2020 - Executive

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