To update the Executive on Hampshire County Council’s proposed reduction in funding for the delivery of highway development planning advice.
To seek approval to terminate the agreement with Hampshire County Council for the delivery of highway development planning advice.
Fareham Borough Council currently exercises some of the powers of the Highway Authority (Hampshire County Council) in respect of ‘highway development planning’. These powers to act on behalf of the County Council are granted through a formal agency agreement entered into by Fareham Borough Council in March 2009.
The highway development planning powers exercised on behalf of Hampshire County Council include providing advice on ‘non-strategic’ planning applications and pre-application planning enquiries.
Under the agency agreement, Hampshire County Council provides a budget allocation for delivering these functions on its behalf. This budget allocation has been reduced in recent years. For the next financial year (2019/20) Hampshire County Council is proposing a further reduction in the current budget allocation to Fareham Borough Council of approximately 45% to £18,000 per annum.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Decision due: 3 Dec 2018 by Executive
Lead member: Executive Member for Planning and Development
Lead director: Director of Planning & Regulation
Contact: Lee Smith Email: email@example.com.