Decision details

Development Management Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Planning, Housing and Environmental Health)

The report provided an update on various matters pertaining to the Development Management function over the course of the year.  It was noted that actions contained within the report would result in some savings in wider service efficiencies to support the Council’s medium term financial strategy.

Following consideration by the Planning and Transportation Advisory Board, the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure resolved that:


The contents of the report be noted and regard be had to the following:

(1)                             Officers will commence a review of the Council’s local validation requirements in accordance with the recommended processes set out in the Planning Practice Guidance;

(2)                             Improvements will be made to messaging contained on the Council’s website concerning use of the pre-application advice service and the Council’s approach to not accepting amendments/additional information post submission where Planning Performance Agreements are not in place; and

(3)                             Officers will continue to review the effectiveness of the adopted Section 106 Protocol with a substantive update to be reported to the Board after a further period of implementation.

Publication date: 12/11/2021

Date of decision: 10/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Planning and Transportation Advisory Board

Effective from: 20/11/2021

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