Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek endorsement and a recommendation to Council to approve the Publication Local Plan for consultation and subsequent submission to the Secretary of State for independent Examination.
This report proposes a consultation on the publication version of the Local Plan, hereafter termed the ‘Publication Local Plan’. The Publication Local Plan sets out the Council’s approach to managing and delivering development for the Borough to 2037. Once adopted it will replace the Core Strategy (2011) and the Development Sites and Policies Plan (2015) but will not replace the Welborne Plan (2015).
The Publication Local Plan identified sites for housing and employment and set policies for future determination of planning applications in topics such as retail. community facilities, and the protection of natural and historic environments in the Borough.
Once adopted, the policies and proposals contained within the Publication Local Plan will form part of Fareham’s statutory development plan and will be used to determine planning applications.
RESOLVED that the Executive endorses and recommends to Council for approval:
(a) that the Publication Local Plan, as set out at Appendix A and B to the report, incorporating the tabled item proposals, as appended to these minutes (Annex A), be published for a six-week period of public consultation, together with supporting documents included at Appendix C to G and listed as background papers;
(b) that the Director of Planning and Regeneration, following consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Development, be authorised to make any necessary minor amendments to the documents, prior to publication, provided these do not change the overall direction, shape or emphasis of the document and do not raise any significant new issues prior to the document being submitted to the Secretary of State;
(c) that the Director of Planning and Regeneration, following consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Development, be authorised, following the completion of the consultation period, to submit the Publication Local Plan to the Secretary of State (together with any necessary minor modifications or that are required to ensure legal compliance and/or ‘soundness’); and
(d) that the Publication Local Plan be a material consideration to be afforded due weight in the determination of planning applications.
Report author: Gayle Wootton
Publication date: 14/10/2020
Date of decision: 12/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Executive
Effective from: 24/10/2020