Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED (unanimous) to recommend that Council:
1. Approves the Proposed Submission (‘Publication Draft’) Local Plan as attached at Appendix A, for the purpose of both its final consultation for six weeks (likely during January and February 2018); AND its subsequent submission to the Secretary of State for the purpose of independent examination.
2. Approves the Policies Map (including associated inset maps) as set out as part of the agenda papers, for the purpose of consultation alongside the Local Plan consultation AND for subsequent submission to the Secretary of State for consideration alongside the examination of the Local Plan.
3. Delegates to the Head of Sustainable Growth Strategy any presentational improvements or other inconsequential changes (eg correcting typographical errors or factual inaccuracies) to the Publication Draft Plan or Policies Map that (taken together) do not materially affect the policies set out in the Local Plan prior to the consultation commencing.
4. Delegates to the Head of Sustainable Growth Strategy the ability to agree and consult upon a set of proposed modifications during the examination process (most likely at the very end of the examination process), if asked by the Inspector to do so.
Cabinet were asked to recommend that Full Council approves the Proposed Submission Local Plan for Public consultation and submission to Secretary of State for the purpose of independent examination.
The alternative option of not preparing a new Local Plan was rejected by Cabinet in July 2015 as part of the approval of Local Development Scheme.
The alternative options for each policy would be assessed as part of the Local Plan Sustainability Appraisal Report to be published in January 2018. This was linked to the Council’s Environment Action Plan. All suggested sites had been assessed against detailed site assessment criteria.
The alternative growth options had been assessed and were set out the Peterborough Local Plan - A Strategy For Accommodating Growth.
Publication date: 20/11/2017
Date of decision: 20/11/2017