Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To recommend to Full Council that; the
Proposed Submission of the Plan is published for statutory public
consultation; that authorisation is given to subsequently submit
the Plan to the Secretary of State for Examination, and; to provide
authorisation to the Director of CET to agree to any draft
modifications to the Plan in order to make it sound and for these
modifications to be published for consultation.
18.1 The Cabinet considered a report by the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport.
18.2 It was RESOLVED to:
(1) note progress on the Review of the Waste and Minerals Local Plan;
(2) agree, subject to the approval of Brighton & Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority, that the proposed Submission Draft Revised Policies document and its supporting Sustainability Appraisal, attached as Appendix 1 to the report, is published for a representation period in accordance with Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012;
(3) authorise the Director of Communities, Economy and Transport to make, if necessary, minor modifications to the Revised Policies document and Sustainability Appraisal prior to publication and any subsequent minor changes arising from the consultation; and
(4) recommend the County Council to authorise the subsequent submission of the Revised Policies document and Sustainability Appraisal to the Secretary of State under Regulation 22 of the Town & Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, following the competition of actions under recommendations 2 and 3;
18.3 Progress on the review of the Waste and Minerals Local Plan (WMLP) were be noted. The review is not seeking to amend or update all Policies in the WMLP, and those Policies which are not part of the review will remain part of the adopted WMLP and will therefore still be part of the Development Plan as they are considered to be in conformity with national policy, primarily in the form of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Draft Revised Policies (DRP) updates, clarifies and strengthens certain existing Policies, including in relation to the future provision and supply of aggregates and their sustainable use.
18.4 The responses received to the 2020 consultation have been considered and changes made to the DRP where considered appropriate. The completed Equality Impact Assessment requires no further changes. The next stage will be publishing the DRP and inviting representations to be made on it under Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012, following which the draft Revised Policies will be submitted to Government for Public Examination. It is envisaged that the DRP will be published in late Autumn 2021.
18.5 The DRP may, prior to publication, be subject to minor amendments as a result of possible requests by Brighton & Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority. The Director of Communities, Economy and Transport was therefore authorised to agree any minor amendments to the DRP and publish the document in accordance with Regulation 19 and Submission in accordance with Regulation 22 of the aforementioned Regulations.
Report author: Olu Abiwon
Publication date: 30/09/2021
Date of decision: 30/09/2021
Decided at meeting: 30/09/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 08/10/2021