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Scope for Church Road, Otham Review

Meeting: 10/03/2021 - Democracy and General Purposes Committee (Item 181)

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The Head of Policy, Communications and Governance introduced the report, and explained that the Policy and Resources Committee considered the outcome of the Church Road, Otham planning application appeal at their meeting on 3 February 2021. The proposed scope for the review was based on this discussion and Member feedback following the meeting. It was proposed that the report be presented to the Committee at the meeting on 8 September 2021 to allow time for a thorough review.


External planning advice would be sought to support the review, and there would also be involvement from key stakeholders. Several research methods would be used including interviews, surveys and desktop research.


In response to questions, the Head of Policy, Communications and Governance outlined the percentage of complaints that related to planning for 2019-2020, however this would not have captured any complaints relating to the item being discussed.


Concern was raised about communication between Officers and Members and the level of support given to Members to aid the technical understanding of planning applications. 


RESOLVED: That the scope for the Church Road, Otham review, as set out in 3.2 of the report, be approved and reported back to the Committee on 8 September 2021.