Decision details

BANES New Local Plan Options Consultation

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks the agreement of the B&NES new Local Plan Options consultation document (Regulation 18).


RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet:


(1)  Agreed the Local Plan Options consultation document for public engagement from 12th November to 21st December 2018;

(2)  Delegated authority to the Director, Development and Public Protection, to make minor changes to the document for clarification and accuracy prior to publication.

Reasons for the decision:

Maintenance of an up-to-date Local Plan, with at least a 5 yearly review, is a national requirement on all Local Planning Authorities. Plan preparation also requires the assessment of reasonable alternative policies and proposals before a plan is finalised. This consultation document is therefore required to meet statutory obligations on the Council.

The Local Plan is also a critical tool in helping the Council deliver its Corporate Priorities and objectives.

Alternative options considered:

The Consultation sets out the policy options for public engagement. These options are subject to a sustainability appraisal to assist in selecting the preferred policy. Options are constrained by National Planning Policy, the Joint Spatial Plan and the Council’s priorities.

Report author: Simon De Beer

Publication date: 31/10/2018

Date of decision: 31/10/2018

Decided at meeting: 31/10/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 08/11/2018

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