Local Plan Committee
Purpose of committee
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Terms of Reference
Development Plan Documents (DPDs)
Receiving reports and drafts from the Executive on proposed DPDs revisions to existing DPDs.
Commenting on documents that relate to DPDs including (but not restricted to) policy options and draft policies having regard to evidence prepared to support each DPD.
Providing updates to other members who do not sit on the Local Plan Committee and championing the committee’s work on the Local Plan.
Keeping DPDs under review and monitoring progress on updates to DPDs (including the Local Plan).
Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs)
Receiving reports from the Executive on proposed SPDs and revisions to existing SPDs.
Commenting on documents that relate to SPDs including (but not restricted to) draft SPDs.
Keeping SPDs under review and monitoring progress on updates to SPDs.
Keeping the Council’s HS2 strategy under review and monitoring developments on the ground against the parameters set out in the Council’s Strategy.
Decisions delegated from Council
Instructing the Executive to reconsider drafts of DPDs and SPDs and revisions of them.
Publishing DPDs, SPDs and revisions of them for public consultation.
Submitting DPDs and revisions of them for examination by a Planning Inspector.
Adopting SPDs and revisions of them following public consultation.
(The adoption of DPDs and revisions of them following examination remains a function of
Adopting an amended HS2 strategy from time to time.
Determining any matters referred to the committee by full Council.
Duty to Cooperate
Commenting on responses to plans being prepared by other local planning authorities or by multiple local authorities working in partnership (such as the Strategic Growth Plan)
Recommending to Council that a particular inter-authority plan or strategy is adopted in compliance with the “Duty to Cooperate”
Commenting on proposed Neighbourhood Areas and Neighbourhood Plans being submitted to the Authority where Cabinet is using its executive power to implement them.
Responses to Government Consultations
Where central government launches a consultation on matters relating to Planning and Development Control, commenting on proposed responses where Cabinet is exercising its executive power to submit a response.
Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)
Commenting on proposals relating to CIL where Cabinet is using its executive power to implement CIL.
For meetings prior to 15 May 2018, please refer to the Local Plan Advisory Committee.
- Councillor John Bridges (Chairman)
- Councillor Ray Morris (Deputy Chairman)
- Councillor Dave Bigby
- Councillor Russell Boam
- Councillor David Everitt
- Councillor Jim Hoult
- Councillor John Legrys
- Councillor Tony Saffell
- Councillor Jenny Simmons
- Councillor Nigel Smith
- Councillor Michael Wyatt
- Councillor Angela Black (Substitute)
- Councillor Rachel Canny (Substitute)
- Councillor John Clarke (Substitute)
- Councillor John Geary (Substitute)
- Councillor Bertie Harrison-Rushton (Substitute)
- Councillor Gill Hoult (Substitute)
- Councillor Russell Johnson (Substitute)
- Councillor Robert Ashman (Portfolio Holder)
- Councillor Keith Merrie MBE (Portfolio Holder)
- Councillor Roger Bayliss (Substitute)
- Councillor Carl Benfield (Substitute)
- Councillor Alexander Bridgen (Substitute)
- Councillor Dr Terri Eynon (Substitute)
- Councillor Marie French (Substitute)
- Councillor Carol Sewell (Substitute)
- Councillor Andrew Woodman (Substitute)
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