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.
RESOLVED that the Local Development Scheme 2021 – 2024 shall come into effect on 17th February 2021.
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 of the timetable that the Council is working to in respect of
the production of local development documents. It provides a starting point for
stakeholders to see at what stages they can get involved in compiling these
documents. The current version of the LDS does not contain up to date timetables for
the local plans that are being prepared.
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: email@example.com Tel: 01344 351902.
Report author: Max Baker
Publication date: 09/02/2021
Date of decision: 09/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 09/02/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 17/02/2021