To approve the submission of the SADPD to the Secretary of State for independent examination by an appointed Planning Inspector.
The Appendix to the report has been circulated as a separate document to all members of the Council.
Consideration was given to a report on the Site Allocations and Development Plan Policies Document (SADPD), which formed the second part of the Council’s Local Plan.
The Council had published a Revised Publication Draft SADPD between 26 October 2020 and 23 December 2020 for public representation. The representations received were set out in Appendix 1 to the report. The next stage in progressing the SADPD towards adoption would be its submission to the Secretary of State for examination.
RESOLVED: That Council
1 approves the submission of the Revised Publication Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document to the Secretary of State for examination, accompanied by its supporting documents and evidence base published with the Plan in October 2020;
2 approves the submission of the Regulation 20 Representations Statement to the Secretary of State - Appendix 1 to the report, and a copy of all the representations made under Regulation 20;
3 approves the completion of the Duty to Co-operate Statement of Common Ground published with the Revised Publication Draft Plan and its submission to the Secretary of State;
4 authorises the Head of Planning to write to the Inspector at the start of the examination requesting them, under section 20(7C) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004, to recommend any main modifications necessary to make the Plan sound and legally compliant;
5 authorises the Head of Planning to respond to questions raised by the Inspector during the examination; and
6 authorises the Head of Planning to approve any non-material changes to the Revised Draft Site Allocations and Development Policies Document or within its supporting documents as necessary.