Decision details

Warfield 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 Warfield Neighbourhood Plan and to appoint an Examiner

Decision:

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.

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 to 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 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.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None.

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

Declarations: None.

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)

Consultees

N/A

Contact: Andrew Hunter, Director: Place, Planning & Regeneration Email: andrew.hunter@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351907.

Publication date: 25/02/2019

Date of decision: 25/02/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

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