Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval of Fareham Borough Council’s response to the Government’s recent technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance, as outlined in this report, to be submitted prior to the end of the consultation period (07 December 2018).
On 26 October 2018, the Government issued a technical consultation on changes proposed to both national policy but also planning guidance. This Government consultation closed on 07 December 2018. The Government consultation covers the following areas; firstly, it proposes changes to local housing need assessment and housing land supply. It also proposes a revised definition of ‘deliverable’ sites and lastly, seeks to clarify national planning policy regarding development requiring Habitat Regulations Assessment following a recent European Court of Justice ruling on a case. The report details the Council’s response to this technical consultation.
RESOLVED that the Executive agrees:
(a) Fareham Borough Council’s response, as outlined in the report from paragraph 12, which answers the questions posed in the Government’s Technical consultation on updates to national planning policy and guidance’; and
(b) that the Director of Planning and Regulation be authorised to make any necessary minor amendments, following consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Development prior to the submission to the Government’s consultation deadline (07 December 2018), provided that these do not change their overall direction, shape or emphasis.
Report author: Claire Burnett
Publication date: 04/12/2018
Date of decision: 03/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 03/12/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 15/12/2018