A report by the Director of Planning & Regeneration.
A tabled item was presented in respect of this item to provide details of a number of proposed changes to Appendix A, the draft text of the Publication Local Plan, and one change to Appendix B, the Policies Map, in order to address matters highlighted by the Planning and Development Scrutiny Panel. In addition, details of a small number of proposed changes to Appendix A are provided which either correct errors or reflect changes necessary in light of recent information. A copy of the tabled item is attached to these minutes as Annex A.
The comments of the Planning and Development Scrutiny Panel were taken into account when considering this item.
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.