Decision details

Clerical Adjustment to Page 42 of Local Development Scheme

Decision Maker: Head of Planning Services

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To make an adjustment to the Local Development Scheme, that the date of submission of the Local Plan to be changed from October to November 2021.

Decision:

RESOLVED – In defence of ongoing appeals against the refusal/non-determination of planning permission, that a clerical adjustment be made to the Gantt chart on page 42 of the Local Development Scheme (October 2021).

Reasons for the decision:

All Councils must produce a Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out details of the planning policy documents that the Council has adopted or is currently preparing, and those it intends to prepare.

Notice of the proposed Portfolio Holder decision to update the Local Development Scheme was published on 25 October 2021, with a decision due not before 2 November 2021. The Local Development Scheme is attached to the relevant Portfolio Holder report at Appendix A.

The Gantt chart in “Appendix 1 Local Plan and SPD Programme” to the Local Development Scheme sets out on page 42 that the Local Plan is to be submitted in October 2021. For reasons outside of TWBC’s control submission will now occur on 1 November 2021. In order to ensure that the Local Development Scheme reflects the accurate position, it is proposed to update page 42 of the Local Development Scheme to reflect this. Similarly it also proposed to replace “October 2021” on page 17 of the Local Development Scheme with “November 2021”.

Current page 42:

Proposed page 42:

There are a number of important planning appeals being considered at this point in time, and ensuring that the Local Development Scheme is accurate is important in the defence of these appeals.

Alternative options considered:

To not update pages 17 and 42 of the Local Development Scheme. This was rejected as it would mean that the Local Development Scheme is not accurate, which would potentially weaken the Council’s position in the defence of planning appeals.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

There were no conflicts of interest declared or dispensations granted by or to any person who was consulted in respect of this decision.

Publication date: 29/10/2021

Date of decision: 29/10/2021