Decision details

Development Management Plan: Main Modifications and Local Development Scheme

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The report seeks approval for an updated Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the timetable for the preparation of new policy documents in the borough.
The report provides an update on the examination of the Development Management Plan, including the Inspectors Post Hearing Advice and the resultant consultation on main modifications. Changes to the LDS reflecting the actual timeframes for the examination/adoption process for the DMP. The revised LDS also sets out an updated timetable for bringing forward a new plan to replace the current Core Strategy which was adopted in 2014.



(i)            The Development Management Plan: Schedule of Main Modifications, set out in Annex 1 of the report presented, be endorsed for public consultation and that the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning Policy, be authorised to make any necessary amendments to the document as may be suggested by the Planning Inspector prior to public consultation and to collate and submit representations arising from the consultation to the Planning Inspector as part of the examination process.


(ii)          The revised Local Development Scheme (LDS), set out in Annex 2 to the report presented, be adopted and take immediate effect.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Corporate Priorities : A great place to live and work.;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Andrew Benson, Head of Planning Email: Tel: 01737 276175, Billy Clements, Principal Planning Officer Email: Tel: 01737 276087.

Report author: Andrew Benson

Publication date: 26/02/2019

Date of decision: 21/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 21/02/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 06/03/2019

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