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26/11/2019 - Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation Content, Participation and Engagement Activities ref: 5039    Recommendations Approved

To note the Out of Cycle Decision

Decision Maker: Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces

Decision published: 12/12/2019

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

Matter for Decision:

This decision relates to specific delegations to the Executive Member for Planning Policy & Open Spaces endorsed by Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee on 7 November 2019. 

 

The recommendations were as follows:

 

Content of the Issues and Options Report

 

The Executive Member for Planning Policy & Open Spaces resolved, as endorsed by Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee, on 7 November: ‘To approve the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E) and supporting documents (at Appendices F, G and H) and consultation process (at Section VIII and Appendix B, chapter 6).

 

The Executive Councillor also resolved:

 

‘To approve consultation with the Chair and Spokes for the Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee, in liaison with the South Cambridgeshire Lead Cabinet Member for Planning and in consultation with members of the Joint Local Planning Advisory Group, to consider and agree, as is consistent with this Council’s Corporate Objectives, any material changes to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (at Appendix E) and supporting documents (at Appendices A, B (chapter 6), F, G and H) prior to the commencement of the consultation period, including any proposed by South Cambridgeshire District Council.

 

Following the meetings, and in liaison with Joint Local Planning Advisory Group members, amendments have been identified to the Local Plan Issues & Options report text (Appendix E of the Planning & Transport Scrutiny agenda) responding to issues raised at the meetings and corrections and typographical errors. These amendments are highlighted in the version appended to this decision as appendix 1.

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve these amendments.

 

 

 

Local Development Scheme

 

Consultation on the Local Plan Issues and Options will now take place in January 2020, not Autumn 2019 as previously stated in the adopted Local Development Scheme.

 

The Executive Councillor for Planning Policy & Open Spaces on 7 November resolved – ‘To delegate authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Executive Councillor for Planning Policy and Open Spaces and South Cambridgeshire District Council Lead Cabinet Member for Planning, and the Chair and Spokes for the Planning & Transport Scrutiny Committee to update the Local

Development Scheme to reflect the amended consultation

period.

 

Amendments to the Greater Cambridge Local Development Scheme 2018 to reflect the change in consultation dates have been made in the version attached as appendix 2 to this decision.

 

The purpose of this decision is to approve these amendments.

 

A copy of the report considered by the Planning and Transport Committee on 7 November and all associated documents can be viewed at the  link below:

 

https://democracy.cambridge.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=475&MId=3769&Ver=4

 

 

Why the decision had to be made (and any alternative options):

The delegated decision forms part of the early stages in preparing the next Local Plan for the area, being prepared jointly by Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council

The Executive Councillor’s decision(s):

To approve the proposed content of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan Issues & Options document, and update the Local Development Scheme, as set out in the documents appended to this decision which can be viewed at the following link:

(Insert link)

Reasons for the decision:

Outlined in why the decision had been to made.

Scrutiny consideration:

The Chair and Spokesperson of Planning and Transport Scrutiny Committee were consulted prior to the action being authorised on (insert date).

Report:

Attached is the Member Consultation Paper.

Conflicts of interest:

None known.

Comments:

No adverse comments were made.

 

Lead officer: Caroline Hunt