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Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document for Consultation

Meeting: 25/03/2021 - Executive (Item 75)

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Executive Member for Planning Policy and Place Delivery.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To approve the draft Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation, and to begin the consultation at a time specified by the Monitoring Officer.

 

2.    That the Head of Planning in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning Policy, be authorised to make any necessary minor amendments to the draft Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document prior to consultation.

Minutes:

The Executive Member for Planning Policy and Place Delivery, Councillor Biggs, introduced the report by explaining that the draft Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document had been prepared to demonstrate how developments can meet various sustainability requirements in the Development Management Plan.

 

Councillor Biggs explained that the Supplementary Planning Document:

·         Will demonstrate what the Council expects from developers in relation to the sustainably requirements

·         Will result in the adoption of a uniform and standardised approach which will help planning officers to asses the acceptability of proposed sustainability measures

·         Had been prepared with input from the Council’s Sustainability Project Officer and Surrey County Council’s Climate Change Project Manager

·         Had also been reviewed by the Development Management Advisory Group and the cross-party sustainability working group before being sent to all members for comment. Comments received had been incorporated in the draft document.

 

During the discussion, it was confirmed that advice from the Monitoring Officer would be sought on the consultation period. It was also confirmed that the document would be available in alternative languages.

 

In response to questions from a Visiting Member it was confirmed that the Planning Department would work with the Communications Department to ensure that the consultation would have a broad reach to encourage engagement with the consultation, and that the Executive Member for Planning Policy and Place Delivery would provide a written response in answer to a question about writing to the Secretary of State to outline that the Council would like all developments to meet the sustainability requirements in the Supplementary Planning Document.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To approve the draft Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation, and to begin the consultation at a time specified by the Monitoring Officer.

 

2.    That the Head of Planning in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning Policy, be authorised to make any necessary minor amendments to the draft Climate Change and Sustainable Construction Supplementary Planning Document prior to consultation.