The Committee is invited to comment on the content of the Draft Supplementary Planning Document as part of a consultation with key stakeholders.
The Committee scrutinised a report of the Director of Economy which advised that a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) had been produced for consultation purposes for the Littleborough Station area to support the redevelopment and renewal of the area by providing detailed planning and design advice. The report sought the views of the Committee on the content of the Draft SPD as part of the consultation with key stakeholders.
In considering this matter the Committee noted that the report had previously been submitted to the Pennines Township Committee’s meeting on 8th September 2021 where Member’s views on the proposals, contained therein, were sought. In this regard Councillor Dearnley addressed the Committee and members of the public who were in attendance to clarify comments that he had made during the Township Committee’s meeting on 8th September 2021 and to apologise for any misunderstanding or offence that his comments, at that meeting, may have caused.
The Committee was informed that as set out in the National Planning Policy Framework, Supplementary Planning Documents build upon and provide more detailed advice or guidance on the policies in the Local Plan. Regulations 11 to 16 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 set out the requirements for producing SPDs. Regulation 12 requires that consultation is undertaken prior to the adoption of an SPD.
In considering the submitted report, members of the public, who were in attendance were permitted to address members on the draft proposals. In considering the submissions the Committee noted the request to remove those elements of the SPD that related to Victoria Street, Littleborough.
The Committee were advised by the Assistant Director (Economy) that:
1. That the Draft Littleborough Station Supplementary Planning Document be noted.
2. That the Committee recommends the removal form the SPD of those elements that relate to Victoria Street, Littleborough.