Issue - decisions
Local Development Framework – Local Development Scheme review.
The Deputy Chief Executive/Director of Corporate Services reported that the preparation of a Local Development Scheme was a statutory requirement under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004. It listed the type and number of statutory planning documents that the Council intended to produce, together with a timetable for their preparation and it was required to be submitted for approval to the Secretary of State before it could be brought into effect by Council resolution. Delivery against the Scheme was a criterion for the annual award of Housing Planning Delivery Grant and the development and delivery of strategic policy frameworks to achieve sustainable economic development formed part of the Delivery Plan for the Corporate Plan.
He presented an update to the Local Development Scheme last approved by the Council (Minute 30 (Council – 16 July 2007) refers) and recommended that the revised Scheme be approved for submission to the Secretary of State.
On a motion by Councillor Stapleton and seconded by Councillor Foulkes, it was –
(1) That the draft Local Development Scheme, attached to the report now submitted, be approved for submission to Secretary of State, subject to the deletion of the Birkenhead Docklands Area Action Plan from the schedule of documents to be prepared.
(2) That Cabinet recognises that work is already underway to complete an integrated regeneration study for Birkenhead and Wirral Waters and would expect the findings of this study to be reflected and integrated into the Local Development Framework and Core Strategy in the most appropriate manner.
(3) That the Director of Corporate Services be given delegated authority to agree any amendments to the draft Scheme, required by the Secretary of State as a condition of his approval.
(4) That any amendments to the draft Scheme that will have financial implications be reported back to the Cabinet as soon as practicable.