Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek authority to carry out consultation on a revised strategy following consideration of changes in national policy, previous comments and new evidence.
i) the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan (Appendix A of the Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) and other supporting consultation documents be published for a period of public consultation starting on Friday 25th October and ending on Friday 6th December 2019;
ii) the Consultation Strategy (Appendix B Director of Place, Planning and Regeneration’s report) be agreed; and,
iii) Any minor changes to the Draft Bracknell Forest Local Plan and other
supporting material produced prior to the consultation be agreed by the
Director, Place Planning and Regeneration in consultation with the
Executive Member for Planning and Transport.
1. The Regulations require that a local plan is prepared in consultation with the local community and other stakeholders. The proposed consultation will facilitate engagement and comments received will help inform policies and allocations included in the Submission BFLP.
2. It is important that the Submission BFLP is based on robust evidence and takes account of current national policy, in order to be found ‘sound’.
The option of not consulting on the revised growth strategy would leave the Council
vulnerable at examination stage when stakeholders have the opportunity to pursue
concerns that they have about the process followed and which sites have been
included with an independent inspector, whose role is to assess a plan.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Consultation will be funded from Development Plan budget.
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration.
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Public consultation to take place in
October/November. Further details to be provided in the
General consultation bodies
Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 351902.
Report author: Max Baker
Publication date: 24/09/2019
Date of decision: 24/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 24/09/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 02/10/2019