Local Development Framework - Annual Monitoring Reports
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Approval of revised arrangements for the publication of statutory annual reports to respond to recent changes to national legislation and regulations.
The Interim Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment submitted a report which sought Cabinet’s approval for the publication of the Council’s statutory Annual Monitoring Report (AMR), which reported on the impact of land use planning policies and the preparation of local plans and other planning documents. There was no longer a requirement for the AMR to be submitted to the Secretary of State but copies of the AMR had to be made available for public inspection on the Council’s website.
The report also recommended a change in the approach to the future publication of monitoring information to meet the requirements of new national regulations that required the Council to make any up-to-date information collected for monitoring purposes available as soon as possible after the information had been collected.
The report recommended that the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Planning Strategy was given authority to approve the publication of future monitoring information on the Council’s website and that future monitoring data was wherever appropriate made available in an open machine readable format subject to a licence that allowed open re-use to maximise the value to the public.
(1) That the Annual Monitoring Report for 2011/12, attached to the report, and its accompanying data tables, are approved and placed on the Council’s website for public inspection.
(2) That the full Council be requested to approve that Schedule 5 of part 3 of the Constitution be amended to give the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Planning Strategy delegated authority to approve the publication of future monitoring information on the Council’s website, to enable future monitoring information to be made available to the public as soon as possible after the information becomes available, in line with the requirements of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.
(3) That future monitoring information is, wherever appropriate, made available to the public on the Council’s website in open and machine readable format subject to the Open Government Licence published by the National Archive or an appropriate equivalent standard, to allow open re-use to maximise the value of the data to the public.
Report author: Strategic Director: Regeneration and Environment
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Date of decision: 20/12/2012
Decided at meeting: 20/12/2012 - Cabinet
Effective from: 16/01/2013