Decision details

Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan - Publicise plan for consultation and appoint examiner

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To agree to publicise and undertake public consultation on the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan and to appoint an Examiner

Decision:

1          That public consultation be undertaken on the submission version of the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to Regulation 16; and,

 

2          That an independent examiner be appointed to undertake the examination of the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to paragraph 7 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Regulation 17.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council has a statutory duty, as set out in paragraph 7 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (“the Act”) and Regulations 16 and 17 of the Regulations, to consider submitted Neighbourhood Plan proposals, undertake a six week public consultation exercise and appoint an independent Examiner to undertake the examination of a Neighbourhood Plan.

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option of not undertaking a public consultation exercise and/or appointing an independent examiner as set out in paragraph 3.1 above would be in breach of the Council’s statutory responsibilities (Regulations 16 and 17 of the Regulations, and paragraph 7 of Schedule 4B of the Act).  It would also expose the Council to legal challenge and attendant costs.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: Crowthorne; Little Sandhurst and Wellington;

Financial Impact: Cost of Examination estimated to be in the region of £6,000

Declarations: None.

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

None for report but the report seeks authorisation to undertake a 6 week public consultation on the submission version of the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan (Statutory Regulation 16 consultation)

Consultees

None.

Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: max.baker@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351902.

Publication date: 02/09/2019

Date of decision: 02/09/2019

Effective from: 10/09/2019

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