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North Northamptonshire Local Development Scheme

Meeting: 16/11/2023 - Executive (Item 532)

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Decision:

RESOLVED

 

KEY DECISION

 

That the Executive agreed the North Northamptonshire Local Development Scheme (LDS) for adoption.

 

 

Reason for Recommendations – To agree a timetable for the programme of plans identified in the LDS; and to ensure the Council meets its legal obligation to publish and maintain an up-to-date LDS, to meet its requirements as a local planning authority.  To ensure the Council meets its obligation under Section 15(1) of the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, to publish an up-to-date Local Development Scheme to meet its requirement as a local planning authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered – It is a statutory obligation for the Council to publish and maintain an up-to-date LDS, as such the Council needs to adopt a revised LDS. The Executive could, if it was minded to do so, ask officers to review the timeframes and present a further revision of the LDS in due course.

 

Minutes:

The Chair invited Cllr David Brackenbury, Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration to introduce a report that sought approval from Executive to agree the North Northamptonshire Local Development Scheme (LDS) for adoption.

 

The meeting heard that the LDS was a statutory requirement highlighting the various iterations of planning policy the authority was undertaking. It was reported that the document was a useful tool for the government and Department of Levelling Up to ensure that a local authority was meeting its planning policy objectives and requirements.

 

It was heard that the Council had a strong LDS, a living document that was subject to periodic review, with the last such review taking place in March 2022. Planning Policy items contained within the LDS included the North Northamptonshire Local Plan, the four Part 2 Local Plans (once the East Northants Local Plan Part 2 had been adopted) and the North Northamptonshire Gypsy and Traveller Local Plan. One area not currently included in the LDS was the Minerals and Waste Local Plan as work was ongoing with West Northamptonshire Council with a view to taking a decision as to whether joint or separate plans would be adopted.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

KEY DECISION

 

That the Executive agreed the North Northamptonshire Local Development Scheme (LDS) for adoption.

 

 

Reason for Recommendations – To agree a timetable for the programme of plans identified in the LDS; and to ensure the Council meets its legal obligation to publish and maintain an up-to-date LDS, to meet its requirements as a local planning authority.  To ensure the Council meets its obligation under Section 15(1) of the 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act, to publish an up-to-date Local Development Scheme to meet its requirement as a local planning authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered – It is a statutory obligation for the Council to publish and maintain an up-to-date LDS, as such the Council needs to adopt a revised LDS. The Executive could, if it was minded to do so, ask officers to review the timeframes and present a further revision of the LDS in due course.