Agenda, decisions and minutes
Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning
Friday, 13th October, 2017 11.30 am
Venue: Room G1 - Ground Floor, Westfields, Middlewich Road, Sandbach CW11 1HZ. View directions
Contact: Gaynor Hawthornthwaite Democratic Services Officer
Link: Audio recording
Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
Declarations of Interest
To provide an opportunity for Members and Officers to declare any disclosable pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests in any item on the agenda.
There were no declarations of interest.
Public Speaking Time/Open Session
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No members of the public wished to speak.
To consider the Examiner’s recommendations with respect to the Buerton Neighbourhood Plan.
That approval be given to the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the Buerton Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP), as set out in the Examiner’s Report and it be confirmed that it will now proceed to referendum in the Buerton Neighbourhood Plan area.
The Buerton Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) had been submitted to the Council in June 2017 and, following a statutory publicity period, proceeded to Independent Examination. The Examiner’s report had been received and it recommended that, subject to some minor modifications, it should proceed to referendum.
The Council is committed to supporting neighbourhood planning in Cheshire East. It has a legal duty to provide advice and assistance on neighbourhood plans, to hold an independent examination on neighbourhood plans submitted to the Council and to make arrangements for a referendum following a favourable Examiner’s Report.
Subject to the modifications set out in the Examiner’s Report, the BNDP was considered to meet the statutory basic conditions and procedural requirements set out in Schedule 10, paragraph 8, of the Localism Act and as such it could now proceed to referendum; it was anticipated this would be on 23rd November 2017.
It was reported that the Examiner had commended the Parish Council on its work producing this Plan.
That approval be given to the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the Buerton Neighbourhood Development Plan, as set out in the Examiner’s report attached as Appendix 1 of the report, and it be confirmed that it will now proceed to referendum in the Buerton Neighbourhood Plan area.