Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To agree a revised Local Development Scheme
containing updated timetables for producing Local Plans in
Bracknell Forest in view of the statutory requirement to publish an
up to date Local Development Scheme on the website so that local
communities and interested parties can keep track of progress of
Local Plans being prepared in an area.
That the Local Development Scheme 2019 – 2022 (attached as Appendix A of the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) shall come into effect on 20th February 2019.
The Council is required to maintain an up to date LDS on its website. Preparation
and approval of an up to date LDS aims to give residents, businesses and potential
investors a clear indication that the Council remains committed to having an effective
planning policy framework in place. Certain policies in the current Development Plan
pre-date current planning legislation, policy and guidance and therefore need to be
reviewed to provide a robust planning policy framework.
The option of not updating the LDS has been considered, but there is a statutory
requirement1 for an up to date LDS. Due to the changes set out below, it is not
possible to keep to the timelines set out in the current LDS. Additionally, not
publishing an up to date LDS would mean a lack of clarity for local residents,
developers and the business community about the Council’s intended approach to
producing planning policies to guide future development.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
There is no statutory requirement for
Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351902.
Report author: Max Baker
Publication date: 12/02/2019
Date of decision: 12/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 12/02/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 20/02/2019