Decision details

B&NES Local Development Scheme Review

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report recommends a review of the Council's programme for the preparation to planning policies to ensure an up-to-date planning framework for the District.


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:


2.1 Agree the key priorities for the preparation and review of Planning Policies in B&NES as summarised in para 3.2 of this report, and

2.2 Delegate to the Director of Development and Public Protection (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, Planning, and Economic Development) the task of preparing a revised Local Development Scheme to reflect those priorities. The revised scheme would then be presented to Cabinet at a subsequent meeting for consideration with a view to bringing it into effect.

Reasons for the decision:

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended), requires all local planning authorities to prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme (LDS).  The LDS sets out the programme, resources and arrangements for the production and review of statutory planning documents that the Council is preparing, or intends to prepare. The LDS should be kept up-to-date.

Alternative options considered:

Preparation and maintenance of a LDS is a statutory requirement. The LDS needs to be revised to take into account the issues outlined in para 3.2 above and to deliver the Council’s priorities and statutory requirements.

Report author: Simon De Beer

Publication date: 16/01/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/01/2020

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