Recommendation HP 23/20 of the Housing and Planning Scrutiny Select Committee of 18 July 2023.
The reports and associated annexes are available on the Scrutiny Select Committee meeting page However, the report of the Director of Planning, Housing and Environment Health of 18 July 2023 is attached for convenience.
(Decision Notice D230073CAB)
Consideration was given to recommendation HP 23/20 of the Housing and Planning Scrutiny Select Committee of 18 July 2023.
Cabinet welcomed the detailed analysis of the Regulation 18 Consultation, as presented to the Scrutiny Select Committee, and noted that the responses would be used when preparing the next Regulation 18B document in Spring 2024.
Particular reference was made to the respondent’s preference for spatial strategy option 1 which optimised the density of development sites outside of the Green Belt and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) boundaries. The Cabinet Member for Planning indicated that this preference would be supported wherever possible. However, given the demands for local housing it might become necessary to develop on the Green Belt and AONB boundaries. It was indicated that the Spatial Strategy could form part of the next consultation (Regulation 18B).
Members asked that their appreciation of Officers work in preparing the Local Plan be recorded.
RESOLVED: That the output of the Regulation 18 Consultation be noted.