Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
provide a background to the progress of the Benenden Neighbourhood
Development Plan (BNDP) that has now reached the stage for the
local planning authority to make the decision to issue a Decision
Statement for the BNDP to progress to a referendum.
That the independent examiner’s Report on the
Benenden Neighbourhood Development Plan (BNDP) be noted and
That the BNDP be modified in part, according to the
examiner’s recommendations and following discussion with
Benenden Parish Council be approved.
That the Decision Statement at Appendix D and the
decision to progress the BNDP as set out at Appendix E to
referendum be approved (noting that the referendum area is Benenden
Parish plus seven addresses identified by the examiner, located
adjacent to the Benenden Hospital site at East End and falling
within Biddenden Parish (Ashford District Council)).
That in the event the referendum result on the BNDP
is positive with more than 50% of the vote, the Council formally
makes the BNDP as set out in Appendix E so that it has effect as
part of the statutory Development Plan for the Neighbourhood Area
(Benenden Parish) be approved.
REASON FOR DECISION:
Approved Neighbourhood Plans become part of the development plan
for the Borough and are a key document in the determination of
planning applications that allow the local community to take
responsibility for land use planning in their area.
Report author: Deborah Dixon
Publication date: 02/12/2021
Date of decision: 02/12/2021
Decided at meeting: 02/12/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/12/2021