Decision details

Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan document

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To seek approval to consult on the Joint Development Plan and then, following consultation, submit the plan to the Secretary of State

Decisions:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy which sought approval for publication and a period of consultation for the Places for Everyone Joint Development document.  Specifically the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications sought approval to undertake a Regulation 19 consultation on the plan and, recommendation to Council that following that consultation, approval to submit the plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

 

Alternatives considered

Preparing an up to date local plan would make addressing strategic cross boundary issues more difficult and it would exclude Rochdale from the joint plan for strategic growth.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the Places for Everyone: Publication Draft 2021, including strategic site allocations and Green Belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, be approved for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for an 8 week period for representations to begin not earlier than 9 August 2021

2.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

3.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to approve necessary changes to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Local Development Scheme (LDS) to reference the Places for Everyone 2021 Joint Development Plan Document.

 

Reason for resolution

To allow for strategic planning across the region enabling certainty in development, economic growth, guide development, investment and infrastructure.

Report author: Paul Moore

Publication date: 29/07/2021

Date of decision: 27/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 27/07/2021 - Cabinet

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