Decision details

Local Plan Partial Update: Main Modifications

Decision Maker: Director Development and Public Protection

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Local Plan Partial Update (LPPU) has been prepared in order to ensure that, upon its adoption, the Council's planning policy framework better addresses the climate and ecological emergencies and that the Core Strategy housing requirement can be met in a plan-led manner. As such it needs to be adopted as swiftly as possible.
The LPPU is currently being examined by a Planning Inspector. The Inspector requires that some changes (known as Main Modifications) are needed to the LPPU for soundness. These Main Modifications need to be subject to public consultation for a period of six weeks prior to the Inspector issuing his final Report and the LPPU progressing towards adoption.
The main modifications need to be agreed for public consultation as a matter of urgency. Given the time critical and urgent nature of the decision it has been delegated to Sophie Broadfield, Director of Sustainable Communities, in consultation with Group Leaders and the Chair of the Council under rule 3.4.3


To agree the Schedule of Main Modifications to the LPPU for consultation for a period of 6 weeks.
To agree the Schedule of Additional Modifications to the LPPU for publication (not consultation).

Alternative options considered:

No other options were considered (originally the decision was scheduled to have been made by full Council on 15th September but the Council meeting was cancelled).

Publication date: 14/09/2022

Date of decision: 14/09/2022

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