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Cranbrook and Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Development Plan

Meeting: 27/07/2023 - Cabinet (Item 31)

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To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

  1. That the independent examiner’s report on the Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (CSNDP) at Appendix A be noted and published.

 

  1. That the CSNDP be modified as set out in Appendix B be approved.

 

  1. That a decision to progress the CSNDP as set out in Appendix C to referendum, and a Decision Statement as set out at Appendix D be approved. 

 

  1. That if the referendum result on the CSNDP is positive, the Council formally makes the CSNDP as set out in Appendix C to be subsequently considered at a Full Council meeting, post referendum 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.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Hugo Pound, Cabinet Member for Housing and Planning introduced the item as set out in the agenda. 

 

The report was taken as read.

 

 

RESOLVED –

 

  1. That the independent examiner’s report on the Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (CSNDP) at Appendix A be noted and published.

 

  1. That the CSNDP be modified as set out in Appendix B be approved.

 

  1. That a decision to progress the CSNDP as set out in Appendix C to referendum, and a Decision Statement as set out at Appendix D be approved. 

 

  1. That if the referendum result on the CSNDP is positive, the Council formally makes the CSNDP as set out in Appendix C to be subsequently considered at a Full Council meeting, post referendum 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.

 


Meeting: 10/07/2023 - Planning and Transportation Cabinet Advisory Board (Item 8)

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Deborah Dixon, Principal Policy Planning Officer, introduced the report as set out in the agenda.

 

Comments and questions from Members included:

-       It was noted that it was clear that all the Neighbourhood Development Plans brought to the meeting had taken many years to develop and had gone through a lot of detailed work. All who had been involved were thanked for getting them to where they were today.

-       Neighbourhood Development Plans carried full weight in the decision-making process as soon as they had been successful at referendum. In terms of the status of the NDP as the emerging Local Plan progressed, once the Local Plan was adopted it would take precedent over the NDP where there were similar policies, which is why that was a good time for NDP groups to consider reviewing and updating NDPs.

 

RESOLVED –

1. That the independent examiner’s Report on the Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Development Plan (CSNDP) at Appendix A be noted and published. 2. That the CSNDP be modified in part as set out in Appendix B.

3. That Cabinet decides to progress the CSNDP as set out at Appendix C to referendum, and agrees the publication of the Decision Statement at Appendix D. 

4. That Cabinet recommends that if the referendum result on the CSNDP is positive, the Council formally makes the CSNDP as set out in Appendix D which Page 438 Agenda Item 8 Page  2 of 15 Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Cranbrook & Sissinghurst Neighbourhood Development Plan, Cabinet  27th July 2023  will be subsequently considered at the next Full Council meeting post-referendum.