Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree to publicise and undertake public
consultation on the Crowthorne Neighbourhood Plan and to appoint an
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.
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.
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.
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
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)
Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351902.
Publication date: 02/09/2019
Date of decision: 02/09/2019
Effective from: 10/09/2019