Decision details

Council’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Planning for the future’ White Paper (August 2020)

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek the Executive’s agreement to the Council’s response to the Government’s consultation on ‘Planning for the future’ White Paper (August 2020)

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Executive agrees the content of Bracknell Forest

Council’s response to the Government White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ as

set out in Appendix A and Appendix B to the Director: Place, Planning and Regenerations report.

Reasons for the decision:

It is considered necessary for the Council to respond to the consultation since it

proposes fundamental changes to the planning system including such matters as:

 

·        The content, format and process for Local Plans

·        The centralisation of development management policies

·        Changes to planning decision making

Alternative options considered:

The alternative option is for the Council not to respond to the consultation. However,

this would mean that the Council would lose the opportunity to influence significant changes to the planning system in England.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

None

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Financial Impact: Nil

Declarations: None

Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No

Making Representations: In writing to the Director: Place, Planning and Regeneration

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Not applicable as this involves the Council’s response to a consultation from Government

Consultees

Nil

Contact: Max Baker, Head of Planning Email: max.baker@bracknell-forest.gov.uk Tel: 01344 351902.

Report author: Max Baker

Publication date: 20/10/2020

Date of decision: 20/10/2020

Decided at meeting: 20/10/2020 - Executive

Effective from: 28/10/2020

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