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 Warfield Neighbourhood Plan and to appoint an
It was RESOLVED that the Council:
1 undertakes public consultation on the submission version of the Warfield Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to Regulation 16; and
2 appoints an independent Examiner to undertake the examination of the Warfield Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to paragraph 7 of Schedule 4B of the Act 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 to 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 in respect of Neighbourhood Planning under 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: Binfield with Warfield; Warfield Harvest Ride; Winkfield & Cranbourne;
Financial Impact: Cost of Examination estimated to be in the region of £6,000
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No.
Making Representations: N/A
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 Warfield Neighbourhood Plan (statutory
Regulation 16 consultation)
Contact: Andrew Hunter, Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351907.
Publication date: 25/02/2019
Date of decision: 25/02/2019
Effective from: 05/03/2019